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Re^3: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words (2of12int.txt in 20^H^H 10 secs; Pure Perl)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Oct 09, 2013 at 16:37 UTC ( #1057584=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words (2of12int.txt in 20^H^H 10 secs; Pure Perl)
in thread Challenge: 8 Letters, Most Words

It does recurse through all 8-letter combos, but short-circuits at each level if the combination so far cannot be derived from the dictionary supplied.

next unless exists $tree->{ $_ };

If the letter combination for your 'eehnortw' existed in the dictionary, it would be found very quickly:

[17:25:23.81] C:\test>type hdb.dict exactest one two three four five six seven eight nine ten torewhen [17:25:47.91] C:\test>1056884-calc hdb.dict 0.00380706787109375 [5] eehnortw : torewhen three one two ten [1] aceesttx : exactest

Comment out the short-circuit and it will consider all 8-letter possibilities .. and run more slowly.

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