Subject: Re: spell
To: Segmentation Violation. Core dumped. <email@example.com>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/01/1998 13:10:47
email@example.com (Segmentation Violation. Core dumped.) writes:
> If my analytical logic is correct, functionally it's nothing more than:
> ((cd /usr/share/dict; cat words web2); cat stop.list) > /tmp/scheck$$
> fgrep -v -f /tmp/scheck$$ $file_list
> Of course, I think fgrep is not up to the challenge, and that's only
> a functional outline, anywho. Am I off too far?
Yes. Spell was a lot smarter than that. In particular, it handled
common suffixes, etc. I seem to recall that there's a paper about it
that will tell you just how wrong you are, if you can find it. 8-)
You'll note that there are few plural forms in web2. (I don't say "no
plural forms," because it's a damned big file and i'm not going to
read it. But none of the words i checked were in there. The ones I
checked were all of the plural nouns in this reply, plus a few
more...) Your replacement ... won't work so well in pratice.
Also, note that /usr/share/dict/words is _NOT_ the traditional words
list, it's just a link to web2a.