Re: Spell checking identifiers

Kaz Kylheku <937-053-0959@kylheku.com>
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:12:35 +0000 (UTC)

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From: Kaz Kylheku <937-053-0959@kylheku.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:12:35 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Aioe.org NNTP Server
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Keywords: lex, errors
Posted-Date: 24 Jun 2020 14:45:52 EDT

On 2020-06-23, Johann 'Myrkraverk' Oskarsson <johann@myrkraverk.invalid> wrote:
> Dear c.compilers,
>
> While experimenting with Rust, I came across this suggestion.
>
> --> foo.rs:5:9
> |
> 5 | return j; // the variable, not the type.
> | ^ help: a local variable with a similar name exists: `i`
>
> Here it is suggesting i where I typed j. This is the same problem as
> spell checking identifiers with fuzzy matching, so apologies for a po-
> tentially misleading subject.


I don't find these kinds of childish diagnostic messages useful at all.


They have started to appear in GCC also.


The good old "undeclared identifier `j`" requires no update, thanks.


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