# [racket] Making a Racket function "recallable"

 From: Joe Gilray (jgilray at gmail.com) Date: Tue Feb 14 00:41:00 EST 2012 Previous message: [racket] Making a Racket function "recallable" Next message: [racket] Making a Racket function "recallable" Messages sorted by: [date] [thread] [subject] [author]

```Erik,

Intriguing idea and it works "flat", but if I write the following I end up
with an infinite loop:

(define (fib-less-than-n n)
(let ([f1 (mk-fib)])
(let ([fib-val (f1)])
(if (>= fib-val n) '() (cons fib-val (fib-less-than-n n))))))

How would I use your idea in this case?

thanks!
-joe

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Erik Silkensen <eriksilkensen at gmail.com>wrote:

> Another option is you could turn change your fib function to be 'mk-fib'
> that returns a new instance of the fib function each time it's called:
>
> (define (mk-fib)
>   (let ([n0 -1] [n1 1])
>    (lambda ()
>      (let ([next (+ n0 n1)])
>        (set! n0 n1)
>        (set! n1 next))
>      n1)))
>
> - Erik
>
> On Feb 13, 2012, at 10:10 PM, Danny Yoo wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:52 PM, Joe Gilray <jgilray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Warning: extreme newbie question ahead.
> >>
> >> I wrote the following fibonacci function:
> >>
> >> ; function that returns the next fibonacci number each time it is called
> >> ; invoke as (fib)
> >> (define fib
> >>   (let ([n0 -1] [n1 1])
> >>     (lambda ()
> >>       (let ([next (+ n0 n1)])
> >>         (set! n0 n1)
> >>         (set! n1 next))
> >>       n1)))
> >
> >
> > One thing you can do is turn fib into a "sequence", and then from a
> > sequence into a stream that knows how to remember its previous values.
> >
> > Here's what it might look like:
> >
> > ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
> > #lang racket
> > (require racket/sequence)
> >
> > (define fib
> >  (let ([n0 -1] [n1 1])
> >    (lambda ()
> >      (let ([next (+ n0 n1)])
> >        (set! n0 n1)
> >        (set! n1 next))
> >      n1)))
> >
> > (define fib-stream
> >  ;; Here's a sequence of the function:
> >  (let ([fib-sequence (in-producer fib 'donttellmecauseithurts)])
> >
> >    ;; Let's wrap it and turn it into a stream that remembers...
> >    (sequence->stream fib-sequence)))
> >
> >
> > ;; Ok, we've got a stream.  Let's look at its first few elements.
> > (define (peek-fibs n)
> >  (for ([elt fib-stream]
> >        [i (in-range n)])
> >    (displayln elt)))
> >
> > (peek-fibs 10)
> > (printf "-----\n")
> > (peek-fibs 20)
> >
> ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
> >
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