Please help :( problem on check spelling...

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    Unhappy Please help :( problem on check spelling...

    I am using Miracle C.

    I would like to write a program on check spelling...
    I decide to have a word bank and use strcmp... [will it be alright?]

    however, i have a question:
    for example, i have a "eat" & "beat" word in my paragraph,
    if i search for the word "eat",
    will the [eat] include in the 'beat" also counted?

    Are there any sample program or any solution to the above program?
    I would like to have a reference...

    Thank you very much !

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    first of all tell wat are you using as a word bank...
    in memory database, databse, or any text file....
    as far as strcmp is concerned it will also take into account "beat " as well as "eat"...if you simply consider the whole para as once...
    you should rather treat each word separately......

    try googling you ll certainly get a code....

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    oh thanks
    i will try my best to improve my program
    gonna ask u when i have further problems

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    That compiler you're using is horribly broken. If you stick with this one, you stand a fairly good chance that valid C code that should solve your problem will cause your compiler to barf.

    Use a modern compiler that actually works.

    For Windows, I would recommend MinGW or LCC (although I wouldn't recommend their editor).

    Edit: With regard to your problem, you might want to use functions like strcmp(), strstr(), etc. etc..

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    The way your data is structured, stored, and accessed, depends on how powerful and fast, you want or need, your program to be.

    The "eat" and "beat" problem is no problem because a word begins with either

    1) The first char after a space
    2) The first char after a newline
    3) The first char after a page break

    Can't think of any others, atm.

    So eat is a word quite distinct from beat. Your program should not be looking for words inside of other words!

    There are lots of resources on-line, including word lists, and spell checker program info, as well.

    Google yourself up a feast. I believe the stronger programs use a "hash" structure for this, but in a little word checker (for a puzzle program) I wrote, I just used 26 files, one for each letter, with each file in sorted order. A binary search of the array that loads the words, is quite fast.

    I only had to check a very few words, though. Your situation sounds like a more robust solution will be needed.

    We get quite a few complaints on the forum about Miracle C. You might want to also google up a free (and better) C compiler, for use on your program.

    When you have a code problem with something, come on back and post it up. Let us know about your problem, and what it should be doing. That's where this forum is most valuable.

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