# artemkorsakov's solution

## to Isogram in the Go Track

Published at Feb 20 2019 · 3 comments
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#### Note:

This exercise has changed since this solution was written.

Determine if a word or phrase is an isogram.

An isogram (also known as a "nonpattern word") is a word or phrase without a repeating letter, however spaces and hyphens are allowed to appear multiple times.

Examples of isograms:

• lumberjacks
• background
• downstream
• six-year-old

The word isograms, however, is not an isogram, because the s repeats.

## Running the tests

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If the test suite contains benchmarks, you can run these with the `--bench` and `--benchmem` flags:

``````go test -v --bench . --benchmem
``````

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## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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### cases_test.go

``````package isogram

// Source: exercism/problem-specifications
// Commit: 7cea153 isogram: add test case with same first and last character (#1308)
// Problem Specifications Version: 1.6.0

var testCases = []struct {
description string
input       string
expected    bool
}{
{
description: "empty string",
input:       "",
expected:    true,
},
{
description: "isogram with only lower case characters",
input:       "isogram",
expected:    true,
},
{
description: "word with one duplicated character",
input:       "eleven",
expected:    false,
},
{
description: "word with one duplicated character from the end of the alphabet",
input:       "zzyzx",
expected:    false,
},
{
description: "longest reported english isogram",
input:       "subdermatoglyphic",
expected:    true,
},
{
description: "word with duplicated character in mixed case",
input:       "Alphabet",
expected:    false,
},
{
description: "word with duplicated character in mixed case, lowercase first",
input:       "alphAbet",
expected:    false,
},
{
description: "hypothetical isogrammic word with hyphen",
input:       "thumbscrew-japingly",
expected:    true,
},
{
description: "isogram with duplicated hyphen",
input:       "six-year-old",
expected:    true,
},
{
description: "made-up name that is an isogram",
input:       "Emily Jung Schwartzkopf",
expected:    true,
},
{
description: "duplicated character in the middle",
input:       "accentor",
expected:    false,
},
{
description: "same first and last characters",
input:       "angola",
expected:    false,
},
}``````

### isogram_test.go

``````package isogram

import "testing"

func TestIsIsogram(t *testing.T) {
for _, c := range testCases {
if IsIsogram(c.input) != c.expected {
t.Fatalf("FAIL: %s\nWord %q, expected %t, got %t", c.description, c.input, c.expected, !c.expected)
}

t.Logf("PASS: Word %q", c.input)
}
}

func BenchmarkIsIsogram(b *testing.B) {
for i := 0; i < b.N; i++ {

for _, c := range testCases {
IsIsogram(c.input)
}

}
}``````
``````package isogram

import (
"strings"
"unicode"
)

// IsIsogram determines if a word or phrase is an isogram (a word or phrase without a repeating letter)
func IsIsogram(input string) bool {
inputUpper := strings.ToUpper(input)
for _, c := range inputUpper {
if !unicode.IsLetter(c) {
continue
}
if strings.Count(inputUpper, string(c)) > 1 {
return false
}
}

return true
}``````

raymondchen625
commented 234 days ago

unicode.ToUpper(c) seems unneeded. inputUpper is already all upper.

Solution Author
commented 234 days ago

Yes, you are right! Thank you for your comment. It's all because of my carelessness)

raymondchen625
commented 232 days ago

You're welcome. I learnt a lot by going over community solutions. Cheers!

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