http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/index.php?title=Talk:Tying_the_Knot&feed=atom&action=historyTalk:Tying the Knot - Revision history2014-08-01T16:03:47ZRevision history for this page on the wikiMediaWiki 1.19.5-1+deb7u1http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/index.php?title=Talk:Tying_the_Knot&diff=45220&oldid=prevWarDaft: Alternate example2012-04-11T17:25:59Z<p>Alternate example</p>
<p><b>New page</b></p><div>There's a conceptually much simpler way build a circular structure, though it has a substantial performance overhead (n^2) the first time you run through the nodes:<br />
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mkDLList list = head result where<br />
(result, n) = (zipWith mknode list [0..], length list)<br />
mknode x i = DLList (result !! ((i - 1) `mod` n) ) x (result !! (i + 1 `mod` n) )<br />
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Since we already have the result - the list of all the relevant nodes - we just simply point to the items at the right points on the list. When we do it this way, it's obvious what is going on from just a basic understanding of laziness, then we see a huge waste of operations in the repeat list traversing, and look for some way to make it O(n). The trick, of course, being tying the knot.<br />
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With a slight tweak, this also serves as a simple method for defining arbitrary graphs, which is best given a different sort of optimization.<br />
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[[User:WarDaft|WarDaft]] 17:25, 11 April 2012 (UTC)</div>WarDaft