Isomorphic Strings

07/16/2016 Hash Table


Given two strings s and t, determine if they are isomorphic.
Two strings are isomorphic if the characters in s can be replaced to get t.
All occurrences of a character must be replaced with another character while preserving the order of characters. No two characters may map to the same character but a character may map to itself.

For example:
Given "egg","add", return true.
Given "foo", "bar", return false.
Given "paper", "title", return true.

You may assume both s and t have the same length.


Result: Accepted Time: 8 ms

Here should be some explanations.

class Solution {
    bool test(const string s,const string t)
        const int len = s.size();
        char m1[256]={0},m2[256]={0};
        const char * ss = s.c_str();
        const char * tt = t.c_str();
        for(int i=0; i<len;i++)
                m1[ss[i]] = tt[i];
            else if(m1[ss[i]] != tt[i])
                return false;
                m2[tt[i]] = ss[i];
            else if(m2[tt[i]] != ss[i])
                return false;
        return true;
    bool isIsomorphic(string s, string t) {
        return test(s,t) && test(t,s);

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