Longest Word in Algol68

Published on 28 April 2022 (Updated: 02 February 2023)

Longest Word in Algol68

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Current Solution

PROC usage = VOID: printf(($gl$, "Usage: please provide a string"));

PROC longest word length = (STRING s) INT:
(
    INT longest word len := 0;
    INT word len := 0;
    FOR n TO UPB s
    DO
        # If whitespace, reset word length #
        IF isspace(s[n])
        THEN
            word len := 0
        # Else increment word length and update longest word length #
        ELSE
            word len +:= 1;
            IF word len > longest word len
            THEN
                longest word len := word len
            FI
        FI
    OD;

    longest word len
);

# Get 1st command-line argument. Exit if empty #
STRING s := argv(4);
IF UPB s = 0
THEN
    usage;
    stop
FI;

INT longest word len := longest word length(s);
print((whole(longest word len, 0), newline))

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Note: The solution shown above is the current solution in the Sample Programs repository as of Jan 31 2023 22:00:52. The solution was first committed on Jan 24 2023 12:12:05. As a result, documentation below may be outdated.

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