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Re: abbreviation ending with "."

From: finotti
Subject: Re: abbreviation ending with "."
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:28:03 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks for the reply!

On Nov 11, 11:30 pm, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:
> Abbreviations by default only work if they're exclusively made up of
> "word chars" (a.k.a chars of syntax class "word").

I see.  Thanks for clarifying that.

> So you can either change the char "." to be a word constituent (which
> may lead to surprises), or you can change the setting on the
> abbrev-table in which you placed that "p." abbreviation.
> E.g. if it's added to the abbrev table named `foo-abbrev-table', you
> could do
>    (abbrev-table-put foo-abbrev-table
>                      :regexp "\\<\\(\\w+\\.?\\)\\W*")

Should I put it in my .emacs?  If so, it did not work.  (BTW, I have
it in my global-abbrev-table.)

> See C-h v define-abbrev-table to see the default value used for
> the :regexp (to which I just added \\.?).

That command did not work for me: define-<TAB> gives only "define-key-

Any suggestions?

Thanks again for the quick reply!


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