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Re: abbrev-suggest - how to use?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: abbrev-suggest - how to use?
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 23:52:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Charles Millar <> writes:

> emacs version GNU Emacs 28.0.50 (build 344, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+
> Version 3.24.23, cairo version 1.16.0) of 2020-12-31
> I have a butter "learnabbrev.txt" open with abbrev-mode enabled,
> and in my init file,
> (setq abbrev-suggest t)
> (setq abbrev-suggest-hint-threshold 0).
> My (global-abbrev-table) includes:
> "foo"        1    "find outer otter"
> (I checked to make sure that foo expanded to "find outer otter.")
> When I start to enter "find outer otter," and no matter how many
> letters I enter, including the entire phrase, there are no suggestions
> in the echo area.
> If I understand the info entries for abbrev-suggest and
> abbrev-suugest-hint-threshold, should not a hint show in the echo
> area, even after I type the first "f?"

That's my understanding as well, but tried it and doesn't work (also
Emacs 28.0.50).

If nobody comes with an explanation for this consider reporting it as a
bug (M-x report-emacs-bug).

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