I just upgraded to modified Emacs


When I used to work in R files, #' was recognized by ess-mode such that hitting [Enter] at the end of a line that began with #' would start the next line with #'. After the upgrade, it does not seem to recognize #' as a special form.

Any ideas what variable I need to set?

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    This should work out of the box, and it does for me with the same versions of Emacs and ESS as are in the distribution you use. Perhaps file a bug with the folks that maintain the package you've used? The best help for debugging these custom distributions is the distributor - I can't reproduce your problem with standard Emacs. – Tyler Apr 29 '16 at 20:16
  1. I commented out (require 'ess-site) in /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/Resources/site-lisp/site-start.el
  2. Installed the package from ELPA.
  3. In my .emacs, I included the statements:

    (require 'package)
    (require 'ess-site)

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