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Re: food for thought. reading certain things backwards.




            Hello Jerry,

I think your idea is worthwhile. Though I would suggest not to do it
as a particular feature but rather as a generalization of existing
functionality. You've mentioned column filter, why not to invent yet
another, alternative filter? A filter splitting the line through the
call to split-string function and allowing user to specify which
fields to speak and in what order might do the trick. Then yet one
filter performing regexp replace on the line before speaking it might
also be useful in some circumstances. Then one might to consider a
possibility to give names to various filters. Then to combine filters
under some class of operations...

the potential is near to being unlimited.


>>>>> "JS" == Jerry Sievers <jerry@jerrysievers.com> writes:

JS> hi folks.
JS> wondering if anyone else has said to their self, while listening to a
JS> file path, current working directory or whatever, that it would be
JS> nice for this to be split by words and read right to left?

JS> this assumes that the most interesting data in the line is at the
JS> right and speech would be silenced before hearing lots of redundant
JS> output.

JS> i doubt something like this could be generalized and i'm unaware that
JS> such a feature exists right now.  please let me know if i've
JS> overlooked something. 

JS> the best example i can give of how this might be desireable, is when
JS> browsing a listing of sorted file paths.  in this case, the data to
JS> the left most of the line changes to least often and might well be
JS> ignored in some cases.

JS> i know of the column filter feature which can be used to suppress
JS> speaking of arbitrary spans given that the span is known and input
JS> ahead of time.  what i am suggesting here i believe doesn't fit that
JS> model.

JS> if others might be interested in this feature, i'll code something and
JS> post it for your scrutiny.

JS> thanks.
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Regards,
    Dimitri

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