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bug#20543: 24.5; <SPC> in ispell-buffer accepts spelling for the whole l
bug#20543: 24.5; <SPC> in ispell-buffer accepts spelling for the whole line
Sun, 10 May 2015 18:05:25 +0200
Using GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.10.2)--but
this applies to former Emacs versions also--I found the following puzzling
behavior of ispell-buffer:
If a suspicious word is accepted once by pressing <SPC> in an interactive
ispell-buffer session, all further occurrences of the same spelling on the
same line are skipped, i.e. considered as accepted too.
Here is an example:
Open an Emacs 24.5 session (it is the same with Emacs 24.4) by
LC_ALL=C emacs -Q
and enter the following line (with or without newline does not matter) in the
The term charset is short for charset.
Assume that the last word is a typo that should read "character set". Now
change the dictionary to american and run ispell-buffer. The first occurrence
of "charset" gets highlighted, but since it is correct here, we use <SPC> to
accept it once and proceed. But oops... the spell-check finishes immediately
without giving us the chance to correct the second occurrence of "charset" in
This finding was shortly discussed in help-gnu-emacs
and it was Eli Zaretskii who indicated that there is the following comment in
line 3651 of emacs-24.5/lisp/textmodes/ispell.el:
;; Do not recheck accepted word on this line.
This suggests that there might be a reason for that behavior. If this is
true, what is it?
Apart from that, I can not imagine why such a behavior might be desirable.
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