Hi, this is Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Apple Podcast, hosted at Podfeet.com, a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Apple bias. Today is Sunday, January 23, 2022, and this is show number 872.
Update on Wordle with Regular Expressions
I wanted to do a really quick update on my article about using Regular Expressions to help stimulate your brain when playing Wordle. Yes, I got the expected “you’re cheating!” messages, but I also liked Bart’s explanation. He said, “It’s not cheating, it’s a different game!”
Anyway, when I talked about Claus’s solution with his python script, I mentioned that he told me there was a common word list in the GitHub repository and we could use that for our Regular Expression to search instead of all English words. It turns out that this list is not useful, because it is the list of words that are too common for the developer to use in the game. If he used these words, we’d guess too easily.
Speaking of Python:
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