Speed up a slow loop

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Mar 5 23:12:55 EST 2022

Interesting idea. There are 25 letters on each board, some are always repeats. I think I'd need 
a good regex so I wouldn't have to run the filter command multiple times. How's your regex?

On the other hand, I suppose filtering out even just 2 or 3 letters might make a dent. I'll try 
that first.

On 3/5/22 8:36 PM, Quentin Long via use-livecode wrote:
> So… a Boggle game. Hm. Seems to me that anything you can do to reduce the number of words you need consider at any given time would be a win. Maybe not a *big* win, but still a win. So perhaps give this idea a shot:
> When you create a new board:
> -- Make a list of all the letters which *are not* on the board
> -- Filter out any word that contains at least one letter on the "not on this board" list
> -- Use the thus-reduced wordlist for all purposes as long as the board doesn't change
> This would add a bit of overhead to the process of setting up a new board, but if it results in time savings during play, the extra overhead might be worthwhile anyway.

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