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Re: non-functioning abbrev mode


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: non-functioning abbrev mode
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 21:43:45 +0200

> From: ken <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 14:20:04 -0500
> 
> It must be twenty years now that I've been using abbrev mode, never with
> a problem.  But a few days ago it ceased working.  For instance, one
> common abbrev "wtih" is automatically replaced by "with".  This has
> always worked fine.  But now, although it says "Abbrev" on the status
> line, nothing happens when I type "wtih".

Crystal ball says your abbrev_defs file disappeared or got corrupted.

> Perhaps a related problem, the "abbrev-save" function appears to no
> longer exist.

There was never such a function in Emacs, AFAICT.  Maybe it's
something you defined in your init files?  There's a _variable_ named
save-abbrevs, though.



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