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Programming Puzzle 2 - Another Simple Loop

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  • Tim Kiebert
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    Re: Programming Puzzle 2 - Another Simple Loop

    Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
    Code:
    [ It's been brought to my attention that xbasic includes
    a function that will reverse character strings for you.  Please
    try to solve the puzzle without using that function.  If you're
    curious it's called *reverse().   Let's do some heavy
    lifting for ourselves, rather than use the built-in function
    in this instance. ]
    Drat, I was going to be a smart *ss and post a script that used *reverse()

    Code:
    for i = 1 to 1
    result_vlc = *reverse(input_vlc)
    next i
    Last edited by Tim Kiebert; 06-03-2011, 08:54 PM.

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  • Tom Cone Jr
    started a topic Programming Puzzle 2 - Another Simple Loop

    Programming Puzzle 2 - Another Simple Loop

    Code:
    Puzzles and Problems
    
    Beginning Xbasic Programming
    
    Puzzle 2 - Another simple loop
    
    
    
    Feeling a bit "loopy" after puzzle #1 ?  Here's another.
    
    Write an xbasic script that:
    
    a) prompts the user to supply (input) a character
       string, longer than 10 characters.
    
    b) checks the length of the input string, and displays
       an error message to the user if his string is
       too short - then end your script
    
    c) if the input string of characters is long enough your
       script should then "reverse" the input string and
       display the result in a message box for the user.
    
       i.e.  if the user entered:   Tom Cone, Jr.
    
             the result your script should display is:
    
                                    .rJ ,enoC moT
    
    
    Your code must use a loop structure.  You may 
    not use or sort an array.  
    
    [ It's been brought to my attention that xbasic includes
    a function that will reverse character strings for you.  Please
    try to solve the puzzle without using that function.  If you're
    curious it's called *reverse().   Let's do some heavy
    lifting for ourselves, rather than use the built-in function
    in this instance. ]
    
    You must preserve punctuation, blank spaces, and 
    the case of each letter from the original string.
    
    Liberal use of comments is expected.  Others will
    be reading your code.  Help them understand what
    your script is doing!
    
    Have fun!
    
    ps.  Bonus points will be awarded if your script
         can also "reconstruct" the original string
         from the "reversed" string.
    Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 06-03-2011, 08:32 PM. Reason: Oops!
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