[LeetCode/LintCode] Is Subsequence

Problem

Given a string s and a string t, check if s is subsequence of t.

You may assume that there is only lower case English letters in both s and t. t is potentially a very long (length ~= 500,000) string, and s is a short string (<=100).

A subsequence of a string is a new string which is formed from the original string by deleting some (can be none) of the characters without disturbing the relative positions of the remaining characters. (ie, "ace" is a subsequence of "abcde" while "aec" is not).

Example 1:
s = "abc", t = "ahbgdc"

Return true.

Example 2:
s = "axc", t = "ahbgdc"

Return false.

Follow up:
If there are lots of incoming S, say S1, S2, ... , Sk where k >= 1B, and you want to check one by one to see if T has its subsequence. In this scenario, how would you change your code?

Solution

Basic greedy

class Solution {
    public boolean isSubsequence(String s, String t) {
        if (s == null) return true;
        else if (t == null || t.length() < s.length()) return false;
        int i = 0, j = 0;
        while (i < s.length() && j < t.length()) {
            if (s.charAt(i) == t.charAt(j)) {
                i++;
                j++;
            } else {
                j++;
            }
        }
        return i == s.length();
    }
}

Follow up solution

https://leetcode.com/problems...

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