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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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