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Re: derived-mode should provide default abbrev-table

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: derived-mode should provide default abbrev-table
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 11:23:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> - If a name is given which doesn't represent a valid table, the mode hook
>>> should make an empty one from it silently.
>> No, that's not how it works: we do not want to encourage the use of
>> non-standard abbrev-table names.
> Hm, that's not plausible for me. Could you tell the reason?

Because it would be non-standard and that having standard names makes it
easier to find things?

> What kind of standard you see in danger here which respect to mode-name?

I said "abbrev-table names", not "mode name".


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