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Re: Idea for two years from now
- To: DLW at MIT-AI
- Subject: Re: Idea for two years from now
- From: GJS@MIT-AI
- Date: Fri ,30 Dec 78 03:20:47 EDT
CC: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI, GLS at MIT-AI
Some EINE (ZWEI?) command ought to comment on the spelling
of the word before the cursor and perhaps correct (or offer
to correct) it for you. This wouldn't be reasonable on the
PDP-10, but the LISP Machine might be able to afford a
modest dictionary as in SPELL and maybe some heuristic rules.
This isn't like DWIM -- it only does it if you ask for it
(and if it corrects, saves the old word in the kill ring!
M-Y should get the old one back). Perhaps M-gritch should
correct English words, and C-M-gritch should correct LISP
words (e.g. by checking the OBARRAY? and even recognizing
fns versus vars).