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Perl Hangman

by Nimster (Sexton)
on Nov 16, 2000 at 19:04 UTC ( #41969=sourcecode: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Category: Fun Stuff
Author/Contact Info Nimster
Description: A newbie's hangman in perl. Not the most effective, but works. Features are score, completion of the word from user input, and a slowly dying hangman. CGI version soon.
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;

my ($miss, $guesses, $guess, @build, $tries, @guessed, @wordbank);

@wordbank=qw(cubicle scramble deduction envelope century rediculous); 
+#as many words as you like.
my $selected=rand(scalar(@wordbank));
my (@word)=split(//, $wordbank[$selected]);
@build=("_") x scalar(@word);
$miss=0; $guesses="0-<--<"; $tries=0;

print "Welcome to HangPerl Hangman ver 0.56... mentained by: Nimster\n
print "Word has "; print scalar(@word); print " letters\n";
print "Your hangman: "; print $guesses; print "\n";
print "Good luck! Start guessin`!\n";

while (1) 
  last if $miss==length($guesses);
  last if join('',@build) eq join('',@word);
  $guess=<STDIN>; chomp $guess;
  if (m/$guess/) 
    print "right!\n";
    for(my $index=0; $index<scalar(@word); $index++) 
        $build[$index]=$word[$index] if ($word[$index] eq $guess);  
    foreach my $letter (@build) 
      print "$letter ";
    print "\n";
    print substr($guesses, $miss, length($guesses)); print "\n";
print "It took you $tries tries ($miss misses) and ";
if ($miss < length($guesses)) { print "You made it!\n"; }
else { print "You failed.\n"; }

#it can be made much more effective easily (elimination of @word/$curr
+word which are basically the same, same with some more variables, so 
+changes in the algorythm, etc. However, this is my first try at a rea
+l, kinda full perl program. Soon to be ported to CGI, then maybe I'll
+ add DBM highscores, etc.

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Re: Perl Hangman
by japhy (Canon) on Nov 16, 2000 at 23:10 UTC
    I'd suggest a modification by using hashes instead of arrays wherever sensible. Code will be upcoming in a node called hangmonk (this node will be updated upon existence of the hangmonk node).

    UPDATE hangmonk is now up.

    $monks{japhy}++ while $posting;
Re: Perl Hangman
by Dominus (Parson) on Nov 17, 2000 at 00:01 UTC
    You're really going to piss off the first person who gets stuck with 'rediculous'.

      Well the code is 'mentained' so that can be fexed, I thenk.


        I'll piss off the first one who'll have to spell
Re: Perl Hangman
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 25, 2008 at 18:44 UTC
    And I shall comment since no one has in Eight Years! Berko

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