NPR puzzle

Ro Nagey aloharo at
Wed Jul 20 15:24:23 EDT 2005

Interesting - I'm using a 1.67 GHz Powerbook and my best speed using  
your changes is in the low 30's - are Macs that much slower?

On this size, it doesn't seem to make any difference as to whether is  
' for each word myWord' or 'for each line myWord'

Ro Nagey

On Jul 20, 2005, at 7:55 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:

> I made a couple of tweaks:
> 1  Changed
> repeat for each line l in fld "words"
>    ...
>    put l into myWord
> to  simply
>   repeat for each line myWord in fld "words"
> since l was not used anywhere else, and myWord was not changed.
> 2. moved the "delete char 1 to 2 of daWord" to after the if test  
> (no need to delete them if you are about to exit the loop).
> Those improved it to 20 msecs (which I think is the limit of  
> resolution on my machine - the original was sometimes 28, sometimes  
> 29, sometimes 31 - now it is always 20.

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