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Re: ispell language per buffer, not for all buffers

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: ispell language per buffer, not for all buffers
Date: 22 Nov 2001 19:53:33 +0000
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Richard Stallman wrote:
> >     This isn't currently possible, since there's only one Ispell process,
> >     and changing a dictionary requires restarting the Ispell program.
> > 
> > Restarting Ispell if it was last used with a different dictionary does
> > not seem too hard, and should be reasonably efficient most of the
> > time.
> I think restarting Ispell each time the user switches buffers is not a 
> good idea, since doing so loses the ``spelling history'': the words you 
> told Ispell to accept and maybe also those you told Ispell to insert into 
> the private dictionary.
> Or did you mean something other way of restarting?

Perhaps a better way would be to start a new ispell for each language
that is in use, and maintain some mapping between buffers and
instances of ispell.

Jason Rumney

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