# Acrlong as first time use flag

Is there a way to have glossaries identify \acrshort{foo} as the first time use (if it is indeed the first time it is used), so that following \gls{foo}

MWE:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{glossaries}

\newacronym{a}{foo}{Foo foo foo}

\begin{document}
I would like for this acronym, \acrlong{a} (\acrshort{a}, something to say about it), to count as first time use, so I can do \gls{a} for the rest of the text.
\end{document}


If I understand you correctly, you want to automatically unset the glossary entry when using \acrshort. This can be achieved by adding
\makeatletter