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word twist

by ysth (Canon)
on Jun 18, 2007 at 06:48 UTC ( #621751=sourcecode: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Category: Fun Stuff
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Description: Based on a popular word game with a similar name on an unnamed ActiveX based site. Given 6 letters, guess all words that can be made from those six letters. Enter "-show" to show all unguessed words for one round, "-new" to start with a new set of letters.

The code was hacked together quite sloppily, but it does what I want it to do.

use strict;
use warnings;
use List::Util "shuffle";

my %dict;
my $clear = qx/clear/;
my $word;
my $dorw;
my $words;
my %guesses;

sub load_dict {
   open my $dictfile, "/usr/share/dict/words" or die "error $!";
   /^([a-z]{3,6})\n/ && push @{$dict{length($1)}}, "$1" while <$dictfi

sub subwords { [ grep $dorw =~ join(".*", sort split(//, $_)), @{$dict
+{$_[0]}} ] }
sub set_word {
   $word = $dict{6}[rand @{$dict{6}}];
   $dorw = join "", sort split //, $word;
   $words = { map {; $_ => subwords($_) } 3..6 };
   @guesses{@{$words->{$_}}} = ("_" x $_) x @{$words->{$_}} for 3..6;
   $^T = time();

my $guess = '';
sub show {
   print $clear;
   print "\n",(time-$^T),"\n\n";
   print join(" ", ($guess eq '-show' ? @{$words->{$_}} : @guesses{@{$
+words->{$_}}})), "\n\n" for 3..6;
   print join(" ", shuffle(split //, $word)), "\n";

sub guess {
   chomp($guess = <STDIN>);
   $guesses{$guess} = $guess if exists $guesses{$guess};
   set_word if $guess eq '-new';

print "Enter guesses, -show, or -new.  Press Enter to start.\n";
for (;;) { show(); guess() }
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Re: word twist
by regexes (Hermit) on Aug 31, 2007 at 13:19 UTC
    Thanks for this one..

    Now I waste more time at work... :-D


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Re: word twist
by artist (Parson) on Jun 19, 2007 at 17:46 UTC
    Nice one, I didn't find cheers at the end though:-)
      Manually cheer yourself by entering "-new". If it wasn't functional, it pretty much didn't get done. Patches welcome, though.
        I modified slightly for my need. I maintained a list of guesses and auto-fill next time if appeared. So, I don't have to re-write them again and again. We certainly can make some sort of AI game out of this. I also tweak the word generation, so it can give me interesting personalized progressive words, based upon my choice.

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