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Spell Checking in a Development Edit System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013184D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism to incorporate a spell checking facility in an edit system for software development (i.e., for editing source code), that works in conjunction with a live parser to scan (a) the comments, and (b) other language constructs, such as string literals, and to provide immediate spell checking feedback to the developer. The language-sensitive spell checking functionality is integrated with the parser, thereby taking advantage of the document structure/syntax data already available in the parser, and eliminating function duplication. An edit system implementing this disclosure is depicted in the figure below. EDIT SYSTEM v COMMON PARSER