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Re: spell checker

by mikfire (Deacon)
on May 02, 2001 at 19:31 UTC ( #77359=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to spell checker

I would rather have something that ran anything between <code> tags through a perl -c :) I figure most people will excuse a few misspellings, but I hate embarrassing myself by making stupid syntax errors in the code.


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Re: Re: spell checker
by frankus (Priest) on May 02, 2001 at 20:07 UTC

    Hey! I judge people on their abilty to spell, making a spell checker would be baaad. Unless it issued a summary of the number of spelling mistakes and highlighted them in red, and didn't let you change them. ;o) But even then, you couldn't interfudgificate words without the spell checker flagging it.

    As for the bad code high-lighter, this is an excellent idea, if only for newbie posters, especially when the post is: "why doesn't my code compile" ;o). There are flaws when code tags are used to wrap text that might usually be written using pre tags.

    Also what do you do for folk like AgentM and his pedantry and his incistance that American-english is the right thing for the web?

    Brother Frankus.


      frankus wrote:

      I judge people on their abilty to spell...

      I trust you're kidding when you say that. To be fair, I have the same tendency, but I realized that when I type things in this little white box, I'm often in a hurry and I don't always double-check my speeling (sic).

      That being said, aside from words that you appeared to deliberately misspell (baaad) or invented (interfudgificate), I noticed that you wrote 'incistance' instead of 'insistence'. I have passed judgment and find you guilty :)


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