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Re: Abbrev suggestions - feedback appreciated

From: Ian Dunn
Subject: Re: Abbrev suggestions - feedback appreciated
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:38:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

    >> 2. Having this be controlled by some property of abbrev tables
    >> and/or abbrevs themselves would be ideal, similar to the
    >> case-fixed property.  That way the expansions of auto-correct[1]
    >> and captain[2] abbrevs won't nag people all the time.
    >> [1] https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/auto-correct.html [2]
    >> https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/captain.html

    Stefan> For Captain, the abbrev and its "expansion" should have the
    Stefan> same length, so absug-hint-threshold should already skip
    Stefan> them.

    Stefan> For auto-correct, it might be the case that the wrong
    Stefan> spelling is shorter by absug-hint-threshold, but then you
    Stefan> could also argue that if you often misspell a word and it
    Stefan> gets auto-corrected and the wrong spelling is shorter, you
    Stefan> might take it as a feature and consciously use the
    Stefan> shorter/wrong spelling and rely on the abbrev to auto
    Stefan> correct it.

I stand corrected.  My only other suggestion would be to use add-function on 
abbrev-expand-function instead of setting it directly to avoid overwriting 
other packages that may need it.  Something like the following:

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Ian Dunn

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