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Re: dabbrev-expand should escape kbd macros, shouldn't it?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: dabbrev-expand should escape kbd macros, shouldn't it?
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:52:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2.90 (gnu/linux)

On Jul 17 2019, "Daniel Colascione" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Right now, if you record a kbd macro and hit M-/, the act of hitting M-/
> is recorded like any other command in the kbd macro. On replay, we'll run
> dabbrev-expand. The problem is that dabbrev-expand produces radically
> different results depending on buffer context, making macro replay
> unpredictable. Should the *result* of dabbrev-expand just get put into the
> kbd macro instead?

How is that different from any other key that is part of the macro?  The
point of a kbd macro is to record keys, not their effect (or even their


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