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Re: jinx

From: Augusto Stoffel
Subject: Re: jinx
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2023 14:32:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

On Sat,  1 Apr 2023 at 14:54, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> I'm afraid I don't quite follow.  I actually don't understand why we
> need END here.  Why not call the function with some buffer position,
> and let it return nil (meaning don't skip) or a buffer position, which
> means skip until that position?
> IOW, skipping text in at least some situation needs to skip multiple
> words, perhaps even multiple lines, and the skip function should be
> allowed to specify that in one go.  Right?

You are making too many assumptions about how the spell checker logic
works.  What you propose would be really handy for ispell-region and the
like but is not usable by Flyspell -- for the same reason Flyspell
doesn't use ispell-skip-region-alist.

We should come up with an API that any spell-checking package, present
of future, could use.

>> > Why not ispell.el?  All the spelling functions use ispell.el anyway.
>> > simple.el is preloaded, so having this there bloats every Emacs
>> > session for no good reason, IMO.
>> jit-spell only uses ispell.el to start a process and jinx doesn't use it
>> at all.
> jinx is not in Emacs, so we don't have to solve its problems.  And
> jit-spell uses ispell.el, so it will be able to use any function
> there.

We don't need to solve jinx's problems, but the API should be convenient
for any third-party package to integrate with, and that's why I brought
up the example.

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