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bin/48684: spell(1) is lacking
>Synopsis: spell(1) is lacking
>Arrival-Date: Thu Mar 27 01:40:00 +0000 2014
>Originator: David A. Holland
>Release: NetBSD 6.99.28 (20131210)
System: NetBSD valkyrie 6.99.28 NetBSD 6.99.28 (VALKYRIE) #14: Tue Dec 10
15:15:49 EST 2013 dholland@valkyrie:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/VALKYRIE
spell(1) is a bit lacking. While it works on simple cases, e.g.
valkyrie% echo 'frog' | /usr/bin/spell
valkyrie% echo 'frogp' | /usr/bin/spell
it accepts some interesting things:
valkyrie% echo 'frogment' | /usr/bin/spell
valkyrie% echo 'frogmental' | /usr/bin/spell
valkyrie% echo 'froghood' | /usr/bin/spell
valkyrie% echo 'frogship' | /usr/bin/spell
valkyrie% echo 'biofrog' | /usr/bin/spell
valkyrie% echo 'electrofrog' | /usr/bin/spell
valkyrie% echo 'overfrog' | /usr/bin/spell
All hail the overfrog, or something.
This is because it has a set of suffix and prefix combining rules that
it applies rather ... liberally.
I dunno. My inclination is towards cvs rm -- there are perfectly good
third-party spellcheckers at this point, natural language processing
is not exactly core OS functionality or the project's core competency,
and I don't think there's any need to maintain our own program given
that it doesn't work very well.
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