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Re: [Texmacs-dev] keymappings

From: Michael Lachmann
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] keymappings
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:29:29 +0200

Thanks for the reply!

On 9 Aug 2011, at 1:58PM, Sam Liddicott wrote:

> The R menu should be in your preferences.

You mean, in the personal init file?
So I should direct users how to add an R menu by editing their init files?
Another option is that in the menu that opens from the little monitor icon, 
where you can select the R session, a whole submenu would be inserted. I don't 
know if it is currently possible, or how hard that would be...

> The shortcuts could potentally be global, but I don't understand them.
> I don't know why you need "R1." and "R2." ...what will the shortcut "R2." do 
> if you already have 2 R sessions?

R1. and R2. open two sessions. If, for example, you have a remote session on 
R1., then you can start a local one with R2.
Or, if session R1 is in a long calculation, and you just quickly want to try 
something. Or, if you open a second document, but don't want to mix the 
calculation between the two documents. 

An alternative is to have a separate session for each document. This means that 
you can't easily share values between documents. The main times I use this is 
when I clean up a document, or sum it up - then I open a second, cleaned 


> Sam
> On 05/08/11 14:36, Michael Lachmann wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I want to update the TeXmacs R interface to my latest version. (even with 
>> some limited syntax highlighting...)
>> But I have the following problem:
>> I work a lot with this interface, so I added shortcuts to insert a new 
>> session.
>> "R1." inserts the default R session (no alt, clt, esc or anything!)
>> "R2." inserts a second new session
>> "R3." a third
>> "RR." asks the user for a remote host, and starts a session there - this is 
>> started as the default session, so R1. will insert sessions to that remote R.
>> Now the question is this: what should I do with these shortcuts - they make 
>> it much nicer to work with R, but they are called from outside the R session 
>> (because you want to insert a session), and possibly before any R session is 
>> in the document (you want to start a new session).
>> In particular, RR., which starts a remote session starts before any session 
>> is inserted, and there currently is no menu to do that.
>> So:
>> Should these be global shortcuts?
>> Should there be a global R menu, before any R session is started?
>> Should this just be use preferences, so I'll have them in my personal init, 
>> but no one else?
>> Should they still be activated only when you select to insert an R session? 
>> So, you'll have to insert one session, and then you have shortcuts? And with 
>> remote session I'll have to think what to do?
>> What do you think?
>> Michael
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