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Re: abbrev mode .. on by default

From: Kester Clegg
Subject: Re: abbrev mode .. on by default
Date: 17 Feb 2003 12:51:48 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Harry Putnam <> writes:

>   (setq default-abbrev-mode t)
>   (read-abbrev-file)
> I understood if an ~/.abbrev_defs file was in place then the mode
> would be on by default.

Nope - I have just the same, almost, and it works for me fine.

(cond ((file-exists-p "~/.abbrev_defs")
       (read-abbrev-file "~/.abbrev_defs")))
(setq save-abbrevs t)
(setq-default abbrev-mode t)

Wait - interesting typo, perhaps?  Odd...

Kester Clegg                            Dept. of Computer Science,
Research Assistant (UTC)                University of York, 
Tel (01904) 43 27 49                    email: kester at

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