[PD] Spell checking / existence of a word

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Jul 15 19:17:48 CEST 2008

Nicolas Montgermont hat gesagt: // Nicolas Montgermont wrote:

> Has anybody developped a way to check the existence of a word in a given 
> dictionnary?
> As a basis, I was looking at the aspell command line spell checking tool 
> : http://aspell.net/
> This is well suited, but it will need to use the shell object and I'm 
> working under OSX, so I'm not sure of it's long term stability.
> Aspell can be used as a lib also, so i was wondering if anyone has ever 
> developped an external based on it?
> Or has anyone some other ideas to do that?

You could use Lua instead. It's like [shell] on steroids, if you
employ something like "io.popen" like this:

 word = get_word_from_inlet()
 cmd = "aspell -c " .. word
 p = assert(io.popen(cmd))
 result = p:read("*all")

Lua is trivial to build on OS-X. I just did it and I'm a complete OS-X
idiot. Here's how: You check out pdlua from goto10 subversion, edit
Makefile.static to let it find m_pd.h and build for OS-X ("PLATFORM =
macosx"), then do "make -f Makefile.static" while connected to the net
to let make download and build Lua for you and that's it. OS-X seems
to come with everything needed.

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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