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Re: [aspell] The proposal Aspell interface

From: Kevin Atkinson
Subject: Re: [aspell] The proposal Aspell interface
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 04:30:46 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 3 Mar 2000, Asger Alstrup Nielsen wrote:

> Hi!
> I had a cursory look at Kevin's proposal for a C++ interface to Aspell.
> This is my main critique:
> Most of it is not a spell checking interface, but a reimplementation of
> common data structures, and iterators.
> Now, it might be that your particular design is marginally better than
> the STL, but I think it's an error to demand that potential development
> users of Aspell have to learn yet another design.
> It would be better to stick to the existing STL structures and reuse
> those as far as possible.
> It's more important for the interface to be small and easily
> understandable than to be optimized.

Ah, but I want it to be used my projects such as AbiWord and Mozilla which
currently band the STL.

I can always wrap into into STL like structures and iterators.... Most of
it will be inline so there should not be any major performance decrease.

Kevin Atkinson

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