Section 6.5. Exercises


6.5. Exercises

See Appendix A for answers to the following exercises:

  1. [7] Write a program that will ask the user for a given name and report the corresponding family name. Use the names of people you know, or (if you spend so much time on the computer that you don't know any people) use Table 6-1.

    Table 6-1. Sample data

    Input

    Output

    fred

    flintstone

    barney

    rubble

    wilma

    flintstone


  2. [15] Write a program that reads a series of words (with one word per line)[*] until end-of-input, then print a summary of how many times each word was seen. (Hint: remember that when an undefined value is used as if it were a number, Perl automatically converts it to 0. It may help to look back at the earlier exercise that kept a running total.) If the input words were fred, barney, fred, dino, wilma, fred (all on separate lines), the output should tell us that fred was seen 3 times. For extra credit, sort the summary words in ASCII order in the output.

    [*] It has to be one word per line because we still haven't shown you how to extract individual words from a line of input.



Learning Perl
Learning Perl, 5th Edition
ISBN: 0596520107
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 232

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