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Subject: Re: [TUHS] Revived!  The 10 Edition spell program!
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:15:50 -0600	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <20190924203052.GB74746@wopr>

Kurt H Maier <> wrote:

> 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
> plan.
> khm

It's not clear what 'spell' is --- it differs from distro to distro,
often based on aspell.  Whatever is on Ubuntu doesn't even know
how to use 'sort -u' on its output.

For myself, I don't claim that v10spell is better or worse than anything
else out there; it simply provides another option, especially for fans
of the original Unix code. :-)


      reply	other threads:[~2019-09-25  6:16 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
2019-09-25  6:15       ` arnold [this message]

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