Mark Leisher wrote:
> A common processing example: if we need a comparison or search routine that
> treats nominal and contextual forms the same, I don't ask a coder to add
> special rules to handle the special cases.
Plain enough. But again: since the presence or absence of a final
form is a matter of spelling (i.e. it is an error to use a final
for a non-final, or a non-final for a final), when do you need
to avoid exact matching?
I'm not asking out of randomness, but for increased understanding.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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