treinar [-i] [verb [tense]] Will prompt the user to enter the correct forms. It should be quite self-explaining (correct me if it isn't). It displays the wanted verb and tense like this, and prompts you for the first person singular, "eu". ir Imperfeito eu Entering the desired form and hitting carriage return <CR> validates the entry, and "treinar" prompts you with the next line, e.g. ir Imperfeito eu ia tu The module Term::Readline is in charge of the input. After all relevant persons (eu,tu,ele/ela,n'os and eles/elas) are passed, the correct and erroneous forms are shown. ir Imperfeito eu ia OK tu ias OK ele/ela ia OK n'os iavomomos Nope : 'iamos eles/elas iam OK Appending to .flunked_verbs The file ~/.flunked.verbs holds the verbs that you have flunked last time you were drilled on it. "treinar" chooses verbs and tenses at random, either from that file, or from other verbs it knows of. Or else, it uses user specified verbs and tenses, which may be entered either on the shell command line, or at any moment, by entering a line like : t ir Imperfeito to say that, after I've finished the present verb, I'll want to check my skills at conjugating "ir" at tense "imperfecto". "treinar" will clear that line, and prompt me to continue the verb I had started.
uses iso 8859-1 characters when the
-i option is passed. Entering a single "i" on a line will toggle iso-accentuation.
is done by entering line with a "f" followed by a tense, in abbreviated form. A single "f" on a line will either fix the tense to the current tense, or toggle off fixed-tense-mode.
can be done by entering a line with a single "q". (The current verb will not be considered as "flunked").
(before having validated the verb's last entry) is done by entering a line like
c n'os 'iamos
to say that I want the first person plural to be corrected to "'iamos".
c 5 'iamos
will also do.
treinar may be fragile, especially since it moves the cursor around by priting the strings "\33\133A", "\33\133B", "\33\133C" and "\33\133D". It is not very pedagogic.
Etienne Grossmann, January 1998 [firstname.lastname@example.org]