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to Anagram in the ReasonML Track

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An anagram is a rearrangement of letters to form a new word. Given a word and a list of candidates, select the sublist of anagrams of the given word.

Given "listen" and a list of candidates like "enlists" "google" "inlets" "banana" the program should return a list containing "inlets".


Inspired by the Extreme Startup game https://github.com/rchatley/extreme_startup

Building and testing

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npm install

Open two shells, and in the first, start the build process.

npm start

In the second, start the tests running.

npm test

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open Jest;
open Expect;
open Anagram;

describe("Anagram", () => {
  test("no matches", () =>
    expect(anagrams("diaper", ["hello", "world", "zombies", "pants"])) |> toEqual([])
  test("detects two anagrams", () =>
    expect(anagrams("master", ["stream", "pigeon", "maters"])) |> toEqual(["stream", "maters"])
  test("does not detect anagram subsets", () =>
    expect(anagrams("good", ["dog", "goody"]))  |> toEqual([])
  test("detects anagram", () =>
    expect(anagrams("listen", ["enlists", "google", "inlets", "banana"]))  |> toEqual(["inlets"])
  test("detects three anagrams", () =>
    expect(anagrams("allergy", ["gallery", "ballerina", "regally", "clergy", "largely", "leading"]))  |> toEqual(["gallery", "regally", "largely"])
  test("detects multiple anagrams with different case", () =>
    expect(anagrams("nose", ["Eons", "ONES"]))  |> toEqual(["Eons", "ONES"])
  test("does not detect non-anagrams with identical checksum", () =>
    expect(anagrams("mass", ["last"]))  |> toEqual([])
  test("detects anagrams case-insensitively", () =>
    expect(anagrams("Orchestra", ["cashregister", "Carthorse", "radishes"]))  |> toEqual(["Carthorse"])
  test("detects anagrams using case-insensitive subject", () =>
    expect(anagrams("Orchestra", ["cashregister", "carthorse", "radishes"])) |> toEqual(["carthorse"])
  test("detects anagrams using case-insensitive possible matches", () =>
    expect(anagrams("orchestra", ["cashregister", "Carthorse", "radishes"])) |> toEqual(["Carthorse"])
  test("does not detect a anagram if the original word is repeated", () =>
    expect(anagrams("go", ["go Go GO"])) |> toEqual([])
  test("anagrams must use all letters exactly once", () =>
    expect(anagrams("tapper", ["patter"])) |> toEqual([])
  test("words are not anagrams of themselves (case-insensitive)", () =>
    expect(anagrams("BANANA", ["BANANA", "Banana", "banana"])) |> toEqual([])
  test("words other than themselves can be anagrams", () =>
    expect(anagrams("LISTEN", ["Listen", "Silent", "LISTEN"])) |> toEqual(["Silent"])
let len = String.length
let low = String.lowercase_ascii
let tail = (word, n) => String.sub(word, n, word->len - n)

let removeChar = (word, char) => {
  let i = String.index(word, char)
  String.sub(word, 0, i) ++ word->tail(i + 1)

let rec sameLetters = (word1, word2) =>
  switch (word1.[0]) {
    | exception Invalid_argument(_) => true
    | char when !String.contains(word2, char) => false
    | char => sameLetters(word1->tail(1), word2->removeChar(char))

let isAnagram = (word1, word2) =>
  word1->len == word2->len &&
  word1->low != word2->low &&
  sameLetters(word1->low, word2->low)

let anagrams = (word, candidates) => candidates |> List.filter(isAnagram(word))

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