Re: [PATCH] kernel source spellchecker

Horst von Brand (
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 00:16:23 -0300

Dan Kegel <> said:


> Smashing! However, it should probably avoid correcting spellings
> in anything but C comments.


> Perhaps my C comment parser should be converted to perl and
> incorporated into, and used to divide the source
> file into two streams (comment and noncomment); the comment
> stream would be spell-fixed and merged back with the noncomment
> stream to create the output.

I wouldn't go that far. Better give a list of speling mistakes (file/line)
and fix them by hand. It won't need to be done more than occasionally, so
the overhead is not too bad.

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