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Re: Words in Words

by LanX (Bishop)
on Oct 01, 2011 at 13:25 UTC ( #929032=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Words in Words


> 3) A word cannot match itself as a plural even if it makes a different word (ie: "a" cannot match "as")

Please define "plural"!

In English "children" is the plural of "child", "mice" of "mouse".

And IMHO there are examples where WORDs is not the plural of WORD.

(UPDATE: Like "is" and "I")

Cheers Rolf

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Re^2: Words in Words
by sarchasm (Acolyte) on Oct 02, 2011 at 20:45 UTC

    I should have provided a simple example because as you pointed out nothing is simple with English.

    What I meant to say is:

    "Word1" cannot equal "Word1" "Word1" cannot equal "Word1" + "s" "Word1" cannot equal "Word1" + "'s" That's it!

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[oiskuu]: from each height difference, there's a fixed number of "moves right" - "moves left". So it's a number of combinations.
[Discipulus]: I already know how much distinct paths exists but to demonstrate the property i want to have them all
[oiskuu]: ie C(n, k); where n is height difference, k is position in the line
[Discipulus]: infact there are 70 distinct path to reach the tale wich holds 70
[Discipulus]: what i want is to compute them
[oiskuu]: You want to draw the path? $iter = combinations( $TOP_HEIGHT .. $NODE_HEIGHT, $pos); then get the path from the iter, level change at depth x, for(..) $pos += $level_change; something like that

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