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bug#31188: 26.1; flyspell

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#31188: 26.1; flyspell
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:52:47 +0300

> From: "Colin McLear" <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:45:46 -0500
> 'flyspell-auto-correct-word' doesn't seem to be working correctly.
> According to the manual "If invoked repeatedly on the same position, it
> cycles through the possible corrections of the current word." However,
> it doesn't respond to repeated invocations. It just changes the spelling
> to the first "correct" word it finds. Recipe for base emacs below.
> Starting from emacs -Q, load flyspell in scratch buffer. Spell a word
> incorrectly. Use 'C-;' to run 'flyspell-auto-correct-word'. Expected
> result is that you cycle through some different word options until you
> get the one you want. Actual result is that it changes the spelling to
> the first option and doesn't cycle through any further. I don't have
> this problem on the immediately prior developer release of emacs 26
> (i.e. emacs 26.0.91).

I cannot reproduce this if I invoke flyspell-auto-correct-word.
However, C-; is not bound to flyspell-auto-correct-word, it's bound to
flyspell-auto-correct-previous-word, whose documentation doesn't
promise to cycle through candidate corrections, and which is not
mentioned in the Emacs manual.

Could it be that you intended to type C-. or ESC TAB instead?

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