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Re: abbrevs and cursor control

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: abbrevs and cursor control
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 13:49:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.3.50

Harry Putnam <> writes:

> After poring over C-h f define-abbrev I got sort of close I guess, but
> this:
> Though its the kind of thing lisp programmers consider the epitome of
> lucid. Its not very helpfull to laypeople.  No indication of where
> parens might go or other really usefull stuff.
> I tried this:
> (define-abbrev cperl-mode-abbrev-table "hpb" "" hp-pbase 0 )

(define-abbrev cperl-mode-abbrev-table "hpb" "" 'hp-pbase)

Does this work?

> This piece from C-h f:
>   If EXPANSION is not a string, the abbrev is a special one,
>   which does not expand in the usual way but only runs HOOK.
> Kind of sounds like EXPANSION shouldn't be a string at all.  Not even
> the empty one "".

Yes, try nil instead of "".  You already know more about
define-abbrev than I do :-)

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