Re: [R] R commandline editor question

From: A.J. Rossini <blindglobe_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 28 May 2005 - 04:21:00 EST

Of course it should be in ESS. In fact, it is for me, anyway (different colors depending on whether they match or not).

Check out the paren-hilit or paren-match (or something like that) customize options.

I.e.

M-x customize-groups <ret> paren <spc>

(which ought to complete on names of groups/options starting with paren) or blink-paren.

(I'm not on an Emacs-enabled computer right now).

On 5/27/05, Robin Hankin <r.hankin@noc.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi Ajay
>
> well ESS has such a facility.
>
> However, I think Mathematica has a super scheme: unbalanced brackets
> show up
> in red, making them obvious.
>
> This is particularly good for spotting wrongly interleaved brackets, as
> in
>
> ([ blah di blah )]
>
> <note bracket closure is out of order>
>
> in which case both opening braces are highlighted in red: and the
> system won't
> accept a newline until the closures are all correctly matched.
>
> Would anyone else find such a thing useful?
>
> Could the ESS team make something like this happen?
>
>
>
>
>
> On May 27, 2005, at 12:11 pm, Ajay Narottam Shah wrote:
>
> > I am using R 2.1 on Apple OS X.
> >
> > When I get the ">" prompt, I find it works well with emacs commandline
> > editing. Keys like M-f C-k etc. work fine.
> >
> > The one thing that I really yearn for, which is missing, is bracket
> > matching When I am doing something which ends in )))) it is really
> > useful to have emacs or vi-style bracket matching, so as to be able
> > to visually keep track of whether I have the correct matching
> > brackets, whether ( or { or [.
> >
> > I'm sure this is possible. I will be most grateful if someone will
> > show the way :-) Thanks,
> >
> > --
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-- 
best,
-tony

"Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository from which we can easily
roll-back your mistakes" (AJR, 4Jan05).

A.J. Rossini
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