spell & ispell

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@ieee.org
Tue Nov 20 06:11:00 GMT 2001

Given the various feedback it looks like ispell is really getting 
obsolete. Yet it doesn't make sense to me to introduce separate 
aspell and pspell packages as they are slated to merge. 
Thus I won't do anything :)


Jason Tishler wrote:
> Pierre,
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 02:33:29PM -0500, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> > Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > > That is not much of a disadvantage, IMO.  If it works as well as ispell
> > > for every language besides English and works better for English then
> > > aspell is better.
> >
> > I don't disagree. Although I am not a user of aspell, it looks like "it"
> > (see * below) will eventually replace ispell. However I have no experience
> > with it and looking at its home page http://aspell.sourceforge.net it doesn't
> > seem to be stable. I'd rather not take responsibility for it at this point.
> I can understand you reluctance, but I have been using aspell/pspell
> as an ispell replacement for almost a year now.  My experience is that
> it builds OOTB, works *much* better than ispell, easily drops in as an
> ispell replacement, and has caused me no grief at all.

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