in reply to Re^8: Words in Words
in thread Words in Words

The "word" is in words.txt. But a strange thing - on the other machine I'm working with now, the word is not in the output of your script.

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Re^10: Words in Words
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 02, 2011 at 02:47 UTC

    The last version of my script with the sort by length optimisation is broken. It starts each search into the big string in slightly the wrong places. Hence why it doesn't find as many words as it should. It could be fixed, but it will never be as quick as your approach.

    More intriguing is if your list contains 'indistinguishablenessess', & 'indistinguishableness', why doesn't yours output the latter? I didn't expend any time on it, but I couldn't see how it could miss.

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      Oh sorry, I missed the last "-ess". The longer words is not in the list. Also, I ran a bit different versions of your code on the two machines, hence the different behaviour. Anyway, it was a funny challenge :-)