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From: Issac Trotts <ijtrotts@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Problem in modifying a mutable element in an array
Samuel Mimram wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Your "problem" is due to the fact that when you use the function make_vect m agent_init, Caml creates an array where all element are pointing at the same object which is agent_init : in your whole program, there is only one instance of agent_init in memory.
>
>I think that the only solution is to make the initilization of f by hand :
>
>let agent_init () = { initial = 0 ; courant = 0 ; longueur = 0.; liste_parcourue = [] ; à_visiter = make_vect n 1 } ;;
>
>let f = make_vect m (agent_init ());;
>
>for i = 0 to ((vect_length f)-1)
>do
>f.(i) <- agent_init ()
>done
>

How about

 let f = Array.init m (fun _ ->  
  { initial = 0 ; courant = 0 ; longueur = 0.; liste_parcourue = [] ; 
à_visiter = make_vect n 1 })

Issac

>The use of a function which takes a unit argument is important because each time you call it, it returns a NEW record.
>
>I hope this helps.
>
>Samuel.
>
>
>On Sat, 15 Feb 2003 23:47:53 +0100
>WatchDog <watchdog@free.fr> wrote:
>
>  
>
>>Hello !
>>My problem has first appeared in a CamlLight implementation, but I have 
>>then tried to do the same on O'Caml and the problem remained equal. But 
>>I'm sure you'll be able to provide some help, won't you ?
>>In Caml Light :
>>
>>#open "random";;
>>type agent = { mutable initial : int ; mutable courant : int ;
>>               mutable longueur : float ; mutable liste_parcourue : int 
>>list ;
>>               à_visiter : int vect } ;;
>>let agent_init = { initial = 0 ; courant = 0 ; longueur = 0. ; 
>>liste_parcourue = [] ;
>>                   à_visiter = make_vect n 1 } ;;
>>let f = make_vect m agent_init ;;
>> 
>>let set_f () = for p = 0 to (m-1) do
>>   begin     
>>      f.(p).initial <- (int n) ;
>>      f.(p).courant <- (int n) ;
>>      f.(p).liste_parcourue <- [(int n)] ;
>>      f.(p).à_visiter.(int n) <- 0
>>   end
>>done
>>;;
>>
>>
>>And then set_f() doesn't work properly : it seems Caml refuses to modify 
>>one element (for instance f.(5).initial) without modifying automatically 
>>all its brothers, e.g. all the f.(i).initial ; for i from 0 to (m-1).
>>The fact is that I'd like to modify it element-by-element, and not all 
>>at the same time.
>>
>>Your help would be a real relief !!
>>Thanks
>>
>>JB, from Paris.
>>
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