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Automatic Spelling Corrections On Github 105

An anonymous reader writes "Github projects may be seeing a different kind of contributor than normal: a small bot is now crawling through projects, contributing spelling corrections. It builds on top of the github API and existing documentation style-checking code. Future directions for the project look beyond spelling mistakes and at automated bug fixing on a large scale."
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Automatic Spelling Corrections On Github

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  • Variables (Score:1, Insightful)

    by intellitech ( 1912116 ) * on Sunday August 28, 2011 @08:09PM (#37237498)

    I hope it leaves alone variable names. Even if the spelling is incorrect, I don't like people fucking with my variable names.

  • Re:This (Score:4, Insightful)

    by PopeRatzo ( 965947 ) * on Monday August 29, 2011 @12:26AM (#37238692) Journal

    It's part of the freedom of language, capiche?

    Excuse me, it's "capisce".

    In my experience, "freedom of language" almost always means "ignorance of language" and is akin to "keeping it real".

    The handful of people whose grasp of language is so good that they can purposely misspell or use poor grammar for effect will almost certainly not be hindered by anything "github" does, unless this new spellchecker is going to be clumsily used on code and the hilarity that ensues breaks software that said linguistic maestro uses. See what I just did there? I purposely used clumsy sentence structure because I'm Just. That. Good.


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