Alexander G. M. Smith
Mon Oct 28 15:45:26 2002
Anthony Baxter wrote:
> I noticed a bunch of really nice ham clues were getting skipped in some
> of my personal email's 'unsure' bucket. They were words like 'interconnection'
> and other longer techie-words. I added an option skip_max_word_size and
> tried boosting it to 20 (from the default of 12).
I took the naive approach and allow words up to 50 bytes long. I picked
that because I saw some uuencoded data with 60 bytes per line. Also
while looking up the spelling of supercalifragilisticexpialidoceous,
I found pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis mentioned as the
longest word in English, according to some web site* which refered back
to the Oxford English Dictionary. So, 50 seems like a nice safe value.