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Re: ispell.el doesn't work any more

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ispell.el doesn't work any more
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 22:13:40 +0300

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 08:07:09 +0300
> > So how about the following patch, which fixes the case-fold issue,
> > improves the doc string, and extends the valid syntax for version
> > numbers?
> Your patch works for aspell version 0.60.3-20050121.

Thanks, I will install it soon.

> I also suggest to add another quite common separator `+' to the
> set of separators `[-_]' in version-regexp-alist.

Will do.

> But what to do for aspell version formats not supported even with your
> patch?  Various distributions can modify the version string to arbitrary
> formats.

The point of my patch was to extend version-to-list, not just to fix
ispell.el.  If we want a general-purpose version string handler, we
need to support as many version string formats as we can.

> I think ispell.el should fail gracefully in the case of
> unsupported version formats.

Yes, I agree.

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