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Re: Word Unscrambler

by Posthumous (Scribe)
on May 03, 2006 at 15:58 UTC ( #547188=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Word Unscrambler

This is a late comment, but I hope not out of place.

My daughter and I were working on a Jumble puzzle with a word we just couldn't crack. So, of course, I decided to throw the Perl wrench at it. As I thought about the algorithm, regular expressions just seemed like a natural choice.

I have to say this solution amazed me (I admit it, I'm not an experienced or professionally educatued programmer). I mean look at: 12 lines! And the solution -- how clever! Rather than looking for a match, it eliminates non-matches. I've learned something here.

OK, so I needed to solve a jumble, not find all possibilities. Two quick changes to one line, and I'm off:

next unless ( length $word == $#ARGV + 2 );

Great post, great solution. Thanks jonnybe

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