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From: Kurt H Maier <>
To: Larry McVoy <>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Revived!  The 10 Edition spell program!
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:30:52 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190924203052.GB74746@wopr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 12:58:35PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> How is this better than spell(1) on Linux?

Assuming you're talking about GNU spell, it suffers from feature creep
(localization stuff, hard-coded markup filters, etc) which makes the
code less pleasant to work with.  I'm not sure why my spellchecker needs
curses support, but GNU spell has it.  Also I don't like having to worry
about licensing cruft when I e.g. copy a binary over to a system at
work.  If I can do my work with 5% the source code, that's generally my


  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-24 20:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-24 17:10 arnold
2019-09-24 17:15 ` Clem Cole
2019-09-24 17:30   ` arnold
2019-09-24 19:42 ` Kurt H Maier
2019-09-24 19:58   ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-24 20:30     ` Kurt H Maier [this message]
2019-09-25  6:15       ` arnold

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