Re: Word Blender (#108)


#1

Hi,

I’m new to ruby and this is my first quiz entry, so
feel free to offer any feedback/suggestions etc.

Requires file english.txt (dicttionary) to be in same
dir as source.

Play is very basic as I’ve had to fit this in around
four young kids…
Enter a six letter word to progress to the next round
(another six letters), or as many smaller words as you
like to stay in the same round.

Cheers,
Dave


?class Game

def initialize
@short_words= []
@long_words= []
get_dict
end

def get_dict
puts “Reading File…”
File.open(“english.txt”,“r”).each_line do |line|
line.chomp!
@short_words << line.downcase if
(3…5).include?(line.length)
@long_words << line.downcase if line.length== 6
end
puts "Short words: " + @short_words.length.to_s
puts "Six letter words: " +
@long_words.length.to_s
end

def start
round_number= 0
begin
create_targets
end while play_round(round_number+= 1)
end

def create_targets
@target_word=
@long_words[rand(@long_words.length)]
@target_letters= @target_word.clone
10.times do
pos= rand(6)
@target_letters[0,1], @target_letters[pos,1]=
@target_letters[pos,1], @target_letters[0,1]
end
end

def letter_match?(guess, target)
0.upto(guess.length-1) do |i|
letter= guess[i,1]
if target.include?(letter) then
target[letter]=""
else return false
end
end
return true
end

def get_score(words_guessed, guess, target)
points, round_end= 0, false
if @short_words.include?(guess) ||
@long_words.include?(guess)
if words_guessed.include?(guess)
puts “You’ve used that word. No points this
time.”
else
if letter_match?(guess, target)
words_guessed << guess
if guess.length==6
puts “*** Well Done! You got the big one!
***”
points= 1
round_end= true
else
puts “Well done (+1 point)”
points= 1
end
else puts “I know that word, but it doesn’t
use the right letters. No points.”
end
end
else puts “I don’t know that word”
end
return points, round_end
end

def play_round(round_number)
words_guessed= []
quit= false
puts “\n\n—Round Number #{round_number}—”
puts “\nLetters are: #{@target_letters.upcase}”
begin
print “\n[#{@target_letters.upcase}]
Points:#{words_guessed.length}. Guess (uit)>”
guess= gets.downcase.chomp
quit= (guess== ‘q’)
if quit then puts “Bye”
else points, round_end= get_score(words_guessed,
guess, @target_letters.clone)
end
end while not (round_end || quit)

puts "You guessed #{words_guessed.sort.join(",

“)}\nWord was #{@target_word}” if !quit
return !quit
end #play_round

end #class

game= Game.new
game.start


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#2

On Jan 11, 2007, at 3:37 PM, David and Sharon P. wrote:

I’m new to ruby and this is my first quiz entry, so
feel free to offer any feedback/suggestions etc.

I like it. Looks nice and clean. My only suggestion would be to
prefer string interpolation to addition. For example:

"Short words: " + @short_words.length.to_s

Is simpler as:

“Short words: #{@short_words.length}”

Saves some to_s() calls at the very least.

James Edward G. II