Apologies for the cross-posting; I posted the following comment on the RStudio blog announcement for Stan support in v1.2 but haven't gotten a response, and I'm not sure if anyone is still checking there. I hope this is the appropriate subforum.
As a scientist who does a lot of Bayesian modeling, RStudio and Stan have both been game-changers, so this is great. Thanks to everyone involved.
However, there are two features of RStudio's Stan code editor (in previous versions, and in the v1.2 preview release) that are deal-breakers for me:
(1) No auto-indent, like that available for R code with Ctrl-I.
(2) No option to turn off line-wrapping. I realize the Stan team encourages the use of line breaks, and I do try to keep lines short enough to fit in the editor pane, but sometimes it's just not practical, especially when working on a laptop. I find it much easier to use the horizontal scrollbar when necessary, whereas soft-wrapping makes the code nearly unreadable. I think this behavior should be up to the user, just like it is for R scripts.
My workaround has been, and will continue to be, editing Stan code using the R script editor format, but that means missing out on all the great features described in this announcement. I'm not alone here, either -- several of my colleagues have the same issues.
Any chance of getting these two things changed for the v1.2 final release? Pretty please?