Re: Which spell checkers to include by default?
On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 23:49:05 +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen <email@example.com> said:
> [Russ Allbery]
>> See previous thread about old Unix users and what we expect. :)
> Well, some old unix users might expect it, but I've been using Unix
> and friends since I started with HP-UX 9 in 1992, and I do not expect
> word lists to be installed by default. :)
I have been doing so since '85, and I do expect to find the word
lists. At this point we just have warring anecdotes; perhaps we should
be looking for _data_ before we change standard?
> Lets move to the most advanced spell checker, hunspell, and drop
> ispell and friends as a package to install in the base system. :)
We could add hunspell, if it is indeed better. I am not sure
the case has been made for dropping ispell.
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