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Terminal based Offline Dictionary in Perl

by xtreak (Initiate)
on Mar 12, 2014 at 05:36 UTC ( #1077963=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi I have created a Perl app that displays the meanings in terminal. It now works on Linux. It depends upon SQLite. I need to ask the user to install the package. I will be happy to have your feedback on it and help on packaging it to a Single click to install package. Its available on Github at . I will be happy to have feedback.
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Re: Terminal based Offline Dictionary in Perl
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 12, 2014 at 07:45 UTC
      Thanks for your valuable feedback.

      1. Prompting :

      Regarding prompts. Each word has a lot of meanings in a lot of contexts. So instead of filling up the screen with 4 to 5 meanings I thought it will be better to display the first meaning and ask the user whether he wants to display the rest of the meanings. Ya it might annoy the user. I will look at more options.

      2. Net::Dict

      I haven't referred to Net::Dict . I will look at it. The reason I have created the script is that I am not often connected to the internet so an offline dictionary will be helpful and also the word list is editable and can be used for ones purposes like a word game, flash cards, etc.

      3. CPAN distribution :

      I have created this app primarily for Linux as many Windows users don't use Terminal IMO. So a CPAN distro will be nice as most Linux distros come with Perl. But I am thinking of using Cava or PAR to make it a single package.

      I haven't build a package yet and I am a newbie. You can conribute to the project by building up a package if you find yourself free.

        Thank you for the feedback.

        I haven't looked at the Net::Dict interface. I will try to add features. I am trying to port it to the other languages and make it useful.

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