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Re: Vocab Lists? (Was: Emergency! Shoebox not working!)

From:Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>
Date:Thursday, June 28, 2001, 7:20
On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 03:31:03PM +0200, Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Hi! > > Rik Roots <rikroots@...> writes: > > Gevey used to carry its vocabulary on the web as alphabetical lists in > > html files. But I've abandoned that idea, and started developing a > > proper database using MySQL, with PerlDBI to generate the html lists > > on the fly. This should allow me to do more than just display an > > alphabetical list of words, such as searching, and grouping words > > together on a page by their root, etc. > > I usually use Lisp. It can easily be imported into C++ with a very > simple tool and, more importantly, I can afterwards decide on > computing or modifying the final lexicon entries, because data > structures and programs have the same syntax in Lisp. E.g. in Tyl > Sjok, I implemented `phonetics modules' by this (the words are mere > sequences of numbers in the raw lexicon and the phone sequences are > then computed upon loading the lexicon).
Ooh, most interesting! I was thinking of using Lisp for it just last night. The problem is that all I know of Lisp was a little tiny bit I learned from Hofstadter's _Metamagical Themas_, and I didn't even finish the chapter. Also, I've been thinking of perhaps polishing up my C++ skillz and writing a portable, open-source clone of Phono. I'd probably write it as a console app originally but then add Qt support (non-commercial Qt is now gratis for Windows too!) But I'm having trouble figuring out what features to include, how to model everything, and how close to Phono to make it. -- Eric Christopherson | Rakko