CCC '16 S1 - Ragaman

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Points: 3 (partial)
Time limit: 2.0s
Memory limit: 256M

Problem type
Canadian Computing Competition: 2016 Stage 1, Senior #1

An anagram of a string is formed by rearranging the letters in the string. For example, the anagrams of aab are aab, aba, and baa.

A wildcard anagram of a string is an anagram of the string where some of the letters might have been replaced with an asterisk (*). For example, two possible wildcard anagrams of aab are *ab and *b*.

Given two strings, determine whether the second string is a wildcard anagram of the first string.

Input Specification

The two lines of input will both consist of N (1 \le N \le 100) characters. Each character in the first line will be a lowercase letter. Each character in the second line will be either a lowercase letter or an asterisk.

For 8 of the 15 available marks, the second line will not contain any asterisk characters.

Output Specification

Output the character A if the string on the second line is a wildcard anagram of the string on the first line. Otherwise, output the character N.

Sample Input 1


Output for Sample Input 1


Sample Input 2


Output for Sample Input 2



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    mucube0  commented on Jan. 31, 2024, 4:45 a.m.

    I hand-typed out a Python dictionary with every letter of the English alphabet set to zero for initialization. Not my best work....