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bug#5937: 23.1.95; why saving empty abbrev tables

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#5937: 23.1.95; why saving empty abbrev tables
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 23:49:07 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> It seems to make it more difficult for editing (edit-abbrevs) because
>>> the buffer is full of empty abbrev.  I wonder if saving only non-empty
>>> tables is better and user friendlier.
>> It does sound like a good idea.  Any objection?
> Would the following patch be acceptable?

Actually, having tried it now for a while I do have an objection: it
makes it harder to add entries to an abbrev-table if that table
is empty.

So I think a better option is to sort the tables such that empty tables
are pushed to the end.


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