Commit e319d017 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Expanding Abbrevs): Clarify.

parent edd523a9
...@@ -153,14 +153,14 @@ point and you type a self-inserting whitespace or punctuation character ...@@ -153,14 +153,14 @@ point and you type a self-inserting whitespace or punctuation character
(@key{SPC}, comma, etc.@:). More precisely, any character that is not a (@key{SPC}, comma, etc.@:). More precisely, any character that is not a
word constituent expands an abbrev, and any word-constituent character word constituent expands an abbrev, and any word-constituent character
can be part of an abbrev. The most common way to use an abbrev is to can be part of an abbrev. The most common way to use an abbrev is to
insert it and then insert a punctuation character to expand it. insert it and then insert a punctuation or whitespace character to expand it.
@vindex abbrev-all-caps @vindex abbrev-all-caps
Abbrev expansion preserves case; thus, @samp{foo} expands into @samp{find Abbrev expansion preserves case; thus, @samp{foo} expands into @samp{find
outer otter}; @samp{Foo} into @samp{Find outer otter}, and @samp{FOO} into outer otter}; @samp{Foo} into @samp{Find outer otter}, and @samp{FOO} into
@samp{FIND OUTER OTTER} or @samp{Find Outer Otter} according to the @samp{FIND OUTER OTTER} or @samp{Find Outer Otter} according to the
variable @code{abbrev-all-caps} (a non-@code{nil} value chooses the first variable @code{abbrev-all-caps} (setting it non-@code{nil} specifies
of the two expansions). @samp{FIND OUTER OTTER}}.
These commands are used to control abbrev expansion: These commands are used to control abbrev expansion:
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