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Re: Flyspell difficult to configure, documentation not honest

From: Brett Gilio
Subject: Re: Flyspell difficult to configure, documentation not honest
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:01:36 -0500
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I completely second everything you said, Emanuel. Spell checking on the fly is not only extremely prone to false-errors, but it also poses a lot of issues with emacs performance and even some false errors with packages like helm (in my experience).

/If/ you need spell-checking, I second ispell.

Brett Gilio |
Free Software -- Free Society!

On 07/12/2018 12:30 PM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
R. Diez wrote:

I have been trying to use Flyspell, and
I found it difficult to configure.

Spell check on the fly isn't a good idea.
Too many "errors" which aren't errors but
acronyms, proper nouns, lingo, and just
ordinary everyday word which for some reason
aren't in the dictionary.

And, again, way too many for any sane person to
ever complete the dictionary with a local one.
Is my experience, at least.

And the consequence of this (too many false
errors) is a disruptive rhythm to your thinking
and typing process.

Ispell is better. Choose the biggest dictionary
you can find (e.g., the "iamerican-insane" in the
Debian software repos).

Here is some configurations and helpers on

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