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Cpp programming-Compare two strings represented as linked lists

Compare two strings represented as linked lists-Linked list Given two linked lists, represented as linked lists (every character is a node

Given two linked lists, represented as linked lists (every character is a node in linked list). Write a function compare() that works similar to strcmp(), i.e., it returns 0 if both strings are same, 1 if first linked list is lexicographically greater, and -1 if second string is lexicographically greater.


Input: list1 = g->e->e->k->s->a
       list2 = g->e->e->k->s->b
Output: -1

Input: list1 = g->e->e->k->s->a
       list2 = g->e->e->k->s
Output: 1

Input: list1 = g->e->e->k->s
       list2 = g->e->e->k->s
Output: 0

c++ programming

// C++ program to compare two strings represented as linked 
// lists
using namespace std;
// Linked list Node structure
struct Node
    char c;
    struct Node *next;
// Function to create newNode in a linkedlist
Node* newNode(char c)
    Node *temp = new Node;
    temp->c = c;
    temp->next = NULL;
    return temp;
int compare(Node *list1, Node *list2) 
    // Traverse both lists. Stop when either end of a linked 
    // list is reached or current characters don't match
    while (list1 && list2 && list1->c == list2->c) 
        list1 = list1->next;
        list2 = list2->next;
    //  If both lists are not empty, compare mismatching
    //  characters
    if (list1 && list2) 
        return (list1->c > list2->c)? 1: -1;
    // If either of the two lists has reached end
    if (list1 && !list2) return 1;
    if (list2 && !list1) return -1;
    // If none of the above conditions is true, both 
    // lists have reached end 
    return 0;
// Driver program
int main()
    Node *list1 = newNode('g');
    list1->next = newNode('e');
    list1->next->next = newNode('e');
    list1->next->next->next = newNode('k');
    list1->next->next->next->next = newNode('s');
    list1->next->next->next->next->next = newNode('b');
    Node *list2 = newNode('g');
    list2->next = newNode('e');
    list2->next->next = newNode('e');
    list2->next->next->next = newNode('k');
    list2->next->next->next->next = newNode('s');
    list2->next->next->next->next->next = newNode('a');
    cout << compare(list1, list2);
    return 0;




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