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Re: Abbrev should preserve case

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Abbrev should preserve case
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 15:02:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> The handling of case in abbrevs is designed to work well
> for abbreviations for words and phrases used in text.
> It is the right thing.

Agreed.  But it has since been (ab)used for things like skeletons in
programming modes where typing "case SPC" would expand to

     case  in
       *) ;;

for those kinds of uses, the capitalization footwork of abbrev.el is
rather harmful.


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