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Re: non word abbrevs

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: non word abbrevs
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2021 09:01:21 +0900

Thank you Stephan for checking all that.

> On Nov 7, 2021, at 7:32, Stefan Monnier <> wrote:
> I tried the above and then `M-x expand-abbrev` and it worked for my test
> case, so I guess the problem is in the auto-triggering of abbrevs down
> in `self-insert-command`.
> And indeed I see:
>    if (!NILP (BVAR (current_buffer, abbrev_mode))
>        && synt != Sword
>        && NILP (BVAR (current_buffer, read_only))
>        && PT > BEGV
>        && (SYNTAX (!NILP (BVAR (current_buffer, enable_multibyte_characters))
>                    ? XFIXNAT (Fprevious_char ())
>                    : UNIBYTE_TO_CHAR (XFIXNAT (Fprevious_char ())))
>            == Sword))
> so it looks like the "auto expand abbrev" feature only works right after
> a word char, so basically only works for abbrevs whose last char has
> word syntax.

Which kind of defeats the idea of being able to define a regex in the first 

> You might want to `M-x report-emacs-bug` and request that this
> constraint be made more flexible.

I will. Thank you again.

Jean-Christophe Helary @brandelune

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