[R] help went away from top emacs window :-(

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Nov 2 17:59:56 CET 2006

>>>>> "Duncan" == Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca>
>>>>>     on Thu, 02 Nov 2006 06:34:19 -0500 writes:

    Duncan> On 11/1/2006 11:59 PM, Richard M. Heiberger wrote:
    >> This is a change in the default in the Windows version of
    >> R in 2.4.0.  It is not an ESS issue.  To change it back,
    >> type
    >> options(chmhelp=FALSE)
    >> Duncan, I think this change in Help default should be
    >> added to the Windows FAQ.

    Duncan> It's an install option.  The fact that it is now
    Duncan> user-settable is mentioned in the CHANGES file.  I
    Duncan> guess the change to the default should also have
    Duncan> been mentioned there (I'll add it), but I wouldn't
    Duncan> call this question "frequent".

maybe not yet, but accumlated over (future) time ?

I presume it does not only affect ESS users but also
those of other (non-standard) [G]UIs.

OTOH, maybe, it *is* something the GUI authors should take care,
i.e., we should consider for the next version of ESS,
to issue 
automatically by default when we see to be on Windows.

Martin Maechler

    Duncan> Duncan Murdoch

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