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Spelling correction would be less necessary in
Common Lisp if the names of certain functions were
easier to spell.
hash-table [the type, includes dash]
readtable [the type, no dash]
Fixing the source of common spelling errors would be
more profitable than adding heuristic patches like
Since the above examples are set in concrete,
a yellow pages spelling corrector may make it possible
for a part-time hacker [whose voice isn't heard on this mailing list]
to survive in the unnecessarily complex CL environment.