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:
> 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