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there are the spell function in vim and the vim-spell plugin, what's the difference?

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'spell' is a builtin, the 'vimspell'-plugin is a 3rd party plugin which uses aspell or ispell to achieve it's goal.

according to :help spell:

 Note: There also is a vimspell plugin.  If you have it you can 
 do ":help vimspell" to find about it.  But you will probably want 
 to get rid of the plugin and use the 'spell' option instead, it works
 better.
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Yeah, but if I do :help spell then the vimspell help is open. That's confuse me. Thanx again... –  zzeroo Nov 23 '10 at 17:55
    
@zzeroo: in my vim73 'spell.txt' is opened. dunno what happens on your side of the screen :) –  akira Nov 24 '10 at 10:45

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