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Re: Speck (Spell checker for Emacs)

From: Alexander Shukaev
Subject: Re: Speck (Spell checker for Emacs)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:26:40 +0200

> > ​What I wonder is why Speck is not so popular, it seems not so many
> people
> > use it or even know about it.
> I can tell you my reasons: because it's not bundled, and as result
> suffers from being not quite up-to-date with the latest developments
> in the modern spellers (see my previous message).
> > What do others use for spell checking?  Flyspell?
> Yes.
> > Personally, I have to admit that my experiences with Flyspell
> > are terrible as it is extremely slow and continuously stutters
> > Emacs.
> Try customizing flyspell-duplicate-distance to a small value, perhaps
> even to zero.  I have found this minor and easy-to-give-up-on feature
> to be one major reason for slowdown.
> > Even `flyspell-lazy' does not help.  On the other hand, Speck seems
> > to be working truly (or almost truly) asynchronously and therefore I
> > experience no stutters or slowdowns.
> But what Speck does has its downsides as well: if you are a fast
> typist, you can be quite a few words after the mis-spelled one, before
> the timer fires and the mistake is marked as such.  By contrast,
> Flyspell shows the mistake immediately after the word is finished, so
> you can easily correct/retype it.  TANSTAAFL.
> > By the way, do you have any recipe to teach Speck to spell check only
> text
> > in TeX files (i.e. skip commands)?
> Another thing that "just works" with ispell.el and Flyspell.

​Thanks for these hints, Eli.  I'll definitely give it one more shot.​

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