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CMSC 201
Programming Project Four
10 Point Extra Credit


DO NOT attempt this extra credit work until you have submitted a perfect working solution to project 4!

Due Date: Before Midnight, 4/25/00

The Background

The encryption method used in this project is simple letter substitution. But, how is the pattern of letter substitution decided. If you look closely at the translation files (code1.dat and code2.dat), you will see that there is a readable "keyword" at the beginning. Following the keyword is the remainder of the alphabet in order with the letters in the keyword removed. Let's look at the file code2.dat rainbowcdefghjklmpqstuvxyz Following the word "rainbow" the letters of the alphabet not contained in "rainbow" are listed in order. So the the letter substitution scheme is a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z r a i n b o w c d e f g h j k l m p q s t u v x y z 'a' becomes 'r', b' becomes 'a', 'c' becomes 'i', etc.

The Task

For 10 points of extra credit, modifiy your working program as follows:
  1. The command line argument is a "keyword" instead of the name of the translation file
  2. Write a predicate function named isValidKeyword that checks that the keyword has no duplicate letters
  3. Write a function named BuildTable which uses the keyword as input and produces the 26 character translation table.
  4. Use the translation table you produced (instead of reading it from the file) to encrypt and decrypt. This should cause no further changes to your program.

Help For Extra Credit

There is none. You may ask Ms. Bogar and Mr. Frey for clarifications about the task, but no one in the Help Center, nor the TAs, nor your instructor will help you with the extra credit code in any way.

Grading extra credit

All or Nothing. -- No "partial" extra credit.

Be sure your extra credit is working perfectly before submitting your new project. Don't risk losing points because your attempt at extra credit causes other parts of your project to fail.

Submitting Your Project

When you've completed your extra credit, resubmit your project. Your files should still be called proj4.c, crypto.c, crypto.h. When you resubmit your files, you will be asked if you want to "overwrite" the files you submitted before -- anwser "yes". Also, submit a file named "readme" which tells the grader that you are seeking extra credit.

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