Re: [R] is it safe to replace every "<-" by "=" in R code?

From: Jeffrey J. Hallman <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:13:38 -0500

Jonathan Baron <> writes:
> I think it is worth pointing out that, if you use ESS with (X)emacs,
> " <- " (with spaces) is produced when you type "_". It requires only two
> keystrokes (shift and -), and the spaces are done for you. The = sign
> requires three because you need to type the spaces on each side.

Is there a way to turn this off? I sometimes have to use variable names with underscores in them (not by my choice) and having to defeat ESS's attempts to replace the underscores with '<-' can really be annoying.


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