[PD] Spell checking / existence of a word

Luke Iannini lukexipd at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 08:34:54 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 7:40 PM, Chris McCormick <chris at mccormick.cx> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 07:17:48PM +0200, Frank Barknecht wrote:
>> Hallo,
>> 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.
> Hi Frank,
> Did you have to install the XCode developer kit (or whatever it's
> called) to do this? Or is there a built in compiler? What version of OSX
> is it?
Yo Chris,
Ya, you'll need XCode to get gcc and friends... it is free on the
install disc or you can download it after making a (free) account at
http://connect.apple.com/ ; I think this info applies to all
reasonably recent versions of OS X (10.3+ and perhaps earlier)


> Thx for the help, sorry for the OT!
> Chris.
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