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Re: Autocorrect for commands with a hyphen (dash) in the name

Bart Schaefer wrote on Tue, 19 May 2020 00:38 +00:00:
> On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 5:16 PM Seth Tisue <seth@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > ...doesn't work, in either zsh 5.7 or 5.8:
> > [...]
> > but the same isn't true for underscores:
> > [...]
> > seems like a bug?
> On a quick glance at the code, it appears hyphen is considered to be
> "close to" a number, whereas underscore is considered to be "close to"
> a letter.  This may have something to do with a long-ago transcription
> of a then-common keyboard layout.
> Autocorrect isn't really a spelling checker, despite everything that's
> said about it.  It's a typographical error checker comparing the
> command word to something it can look up in the command hash table.
> So it'll fail if the hash table isn't filled yet, or if it decides
> your input is too "far away" to be a typo.

I think there may be more to it than that.  spckword() expects its first
argument, *s, to be unmetafied; however, when that function is called
from the «isset(CORRECT)» codepath, *s is metafied.

The zle callsite passes an unmetafied string, and invoking the spell-word
widget correctly corrects a word that isset(CORRECT) does not correct.

Seth, as a workaround you can use the spell-word widget.

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