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Bug 57856 - Expand Abbreviations [abbrev-expand] should not work based on immidiate history of typed chars
Summary: Expand Abbreviations [abbrev-expand] should not work based on immidiate histo...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 151633
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Completion & Templates (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-04-13 23:38 UTC by _ sandipchitale
Modified: 2011-09-19 20:53 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description _ sandipchitale 2005-04-13 23:38:05 UTC
Expand Abbreviations [abbrev-expand] works only if the immidiate preceding 
chars match an abbrev.

Here is the scenario:

I bound a key stroke (Ctrl+Enter) to Expand Abbreviations [abbrev-expand]  
action in Java editor key bindings options.

I have an abbrev:


which should expand to:

for (int i = 0; i < |.length; i ++) {

Now when I type:


the abbreviation expands correctly. This seems to be an implicit key binding.


the abbreviation expands correctly too.

However if I type any char like backspace (say to correct a spelling mistake) 
then the abbrev expansion does not work e.g.


then the abbreviation does not expand.

I think the Expand Abbreviations [abbrev-expand] should work as long as the 
text (word?) before the caret matches  an abbreviation.

The following method could be used to find the prefix at the current offset 
Comment 1 _ sandipchitale 2007-11-19 19:20:12 UTC
The Edit:Expand Template action (Ctrl+J SPACE is the default keybinding on windows and linux) of Code Template Tools
module ( works like the proposed
Comment 2 Vitezslav Stejskal 2008-10-29 13:02:31 UTC
*** Issue 121198 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 Vitezslav Stejskal 2008-10-29 13:02:45 UTC
*** Issue 144201 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 Vitezslav Stejskal 2008-10-29 13:03:03 UTC
*** Issue 151633 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 ceklock 2011-09-19 20:53:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 151633 ***