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this seems to do the trick
#!/usr/bin/perl -l # file storing all legitimate words, one per line my $DICT = qq(/usr/share/dict/words); # terms to test for validity my @TEST = qw( pizzamilkshake perlmonks pearlmonks hellothere heytherebaby hey123 timexyz whereangelsare ); # build dict hash my %WORDS; open DICT, "< $DICT" or die $!; while (<DICT>){ chomp; # chop off whitespace if it's there $WORDS{uc $_}++; # force UC, add key to %WORDS } close DICT; my (@subs, $giveup, $p1, $p2, $sub); for my $test (@TEST){ $test = uc $test; # force word to UC at the beginning @subs = (); # reset sub-match array $giveup = $p1 = $p2 = 0; # not giving up, starting at the start while ( !$giveup && # else we've thrown in the towel $p1 < length($test) # else found match ){ $p1++; $sub = substr $test, $p2, $p1-$p2; # grab next substring #print STDERR "sub: $sub"; if ($WORDS{$sub}){ # if it matches a legal word... #print STDERR "MATCH ($sub) in $test"; push @subs, [ $p1, $p2 ]; # successful path, save it $p2 = $p1; # advance p2 to the end of the current match } elsif ($p1 >= length($test)){ # at the end of the string wit +h no match # if the entire string doesn't match a word or we have now +here to # backtrack... if ($p2 == 0 || @subs == 0){ #print STDERR "giving up on $test"; $giveup++; # nowhere to go } else { #print STDERR "backtracking..."; # reset p1 and p2 to last state and try to get a longe +r match ($p1, $p2) = @{$subs[$#subs]}; pop @subs; # delete last item... it's path is a dead e +nd } } } print ("$test: " . ($giveup ? "NO" : "YES")); }
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In reply to Re: Junk NOT words by pizza_milkshake
in thread Junk NOT words by Anonymous Monk

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