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Re: [Help-nano] Spell Checker Under Windows: Please Help

From: John Goche
Subject: Re: [Help-nano] Spell Checker Under Windows: Please Help
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 15:12:58 +0100

Thank you for your reply...
On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Anonymous <address@hidden> wrote:
John Goche wrote:
> Thank you for your reply...
> Wouldn't it be better if nano for windows supported spell checking using
> a simple dictionary file such as the traditional /usr/dict/words found in
> Unix environments (this file usually contains a list of words with one
> word per line), thus doing away with the need to rely on a separate
> program such as ispell?

That would not be the "unix way":
As Doug McIlroy summarized "...Write programs that do one thing and do
it well. Write programs to work together..."
You have a point. However, in this case it would be a good idea to port ispell to
Windows without having to have it depend on Cygwin. Once this is done it would
be good to ship the two together in the windows version of nano as it is no good
to have a nano text spell command that does not work out of the box.
Thank you for your consideration,
John Goche

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