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Re: Bugs caused by recent use of define-derived-mode

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bugs caused by recent use of define-derived-mode
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 10:13:18 -0400

    abbrev-tables should be able to inherit from each other.

It is hard to make inheritance for abbrev-tables a coherent feature.
The problem is that it isn't obvious what is the right thing to do
when users define new abbrevs.  If a user defines a new abbrev while
in Paragraph-Indent Text mode, should it go in the Text mode abbrev
table or the Paragraph-Indent Text mode abbrev table?  Neither one is
clearly always right.

I think the best solution is not to have a different abbrev table for
Paragraph-Indent Text mode.

This issue does not arise for syntax tables because users rarely alter

Could you please install that mail-mode patch?

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