Is Subsequence

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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?

Github: code.dennyzhang.com

Credits To: leetcode.com

Leave me comments, if you have better ways to solve.

## Blog link: https://code.dennyzhang.com/is-subsequence ## Basic Ideas: Greedy + Two pointer ## ## Complexity: Time O(1), Space O(1). class Solution: def isSubsequence(self, s, t): """ :type s: str :type t: str :rtype: bool """ length = len(s) if length == 0: return True index = 0 for i in range(0, len(t)): if t[i] == s[index]: index += 1 if index == length: return True return False