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NAME ^

Games::Jumble - Create and solve Jumble word puzzles.

VERSION ^

Version 0.09

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Games::Jumble;

    my $jumble = Games::Jumble->new();
    $jumble->set_num_words(6);
    $jumble->set_word_lengths_allowed(5,6);
    $jumble->set_word_lengths_not_allowed(7,8);
    $jumble->set_dict('/home/doug/crossword_dict/unixdict.txt');

    my @jumble = $jumble->create_jumble;

    foreach my $word (@jumble) {
        print "$word\n";
    }

    # Solve jumbled word
    my @good_words = $jumble->solve_word('rta');

    if (@good_words) {
        foreach my $good_word (@good_words) {
            print "$good_word\n";
        }
    } else {
        print "No words found\n";
    }

    # Create jumbled word
    my $word = 'camel';
    my $jumbled_word = $jumble->jumble_word($word);

    print "$jumbled_word ($word)\n";

DESCRIPTION ^

Games::Jumble is used to create and solve Jumble word puzzles.

Currently Games::Jumble will create random five- and six-letter jumbled words from dictionary. Future versions of Games::Jumble will allow user to create custom jumbles by using a user defined word file with words of any length. Individual words of any length may be jumbled by using the jumble_word() method.

Default number of words is 5. Default dictionary is '/usr/dict/words'. Dictionary file must contain one word per line.

new

This is the constructor for a new Games::Jumble object.

my $jumble = Games::Jumble->new();

If num_words is passed, this method will set the number of words for the puzzle, otherwise number of words is set to default value of 5.

my $jumble = Games::Jumble->new(num_words=>$num_words);

set_word_lengths_allowed ( length1 [, length2, length3,...] )

If lengthx is(are) passed, this method will set word lengths that will be used when creating jumble. The default setting will use all word lengths. Note: Allow all is designated by empty hash.

set_word_lengths_not_allowed ( length1 [, length2, length3,...] )

If lengthx is(are) passed, this method will set word lengths that will be skipped when creating jumble. The default setting will not skip any word lengths. Note: Skip none is designated by empty hash.

create_jumble

This method creates the jumble.

jumble_word ( WORD )

This method will create a jumbled word. Returns scalar containing jumbled word.

solve_word ( WORD )

This method will solve a jumbled word. Returns list of solved words.

solve_crossword ( WORD )

This method will solve an incomplete word as needed for a crossword. WORD format: 'c?m?l' where question marks are used a placeholders for unknown letter. Returns list of solved words.

AUTHOR ^

Doug Sparling, <usr_bin_perl at yahoo.com>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-games-jumble at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Games-Jumble. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Games::Jumble

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

Tim Maher for pointing out some outdated documentation in the Synopsis.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2001-2007 Doug Sparling, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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