[erlang-questions] 2 questions: Guards & Variables
Nils Müllner
nils.muellner@REDACTED
Wed Nov 15 13:32:15 CET 2006
hi,
i currently implement depth first search tree for distributed
fault-tolerance measurement. the enclosed module is just one part.
to run the attached file
1. enter sample matrix:
Matrix = [{a,0.1,pid,[{b,0.1},{c,0.1},{d,0.1}], cur,
stab},{b,0.1,pid,[{e,0.1},{f,0.1}], cur, stab},{c,0.1,pid,[{g,0.1}],
cur, stab},{d,0.1,pid,[{h,0.1},{i,0.1}], cur, stab},{e,0.1,pid,[],
cur, stab},{f,0.1,pid,[], cur, stab},{g,0.1,pid,[], cur,
stab},{h,0.1,pid,[], cur, stab},{i,0.1,pid,[], cur, stab}].
2 compile
c(dfs_init_matrix).
3. run
dfs_init_matrix:dfs_init_matrix(Matrix).
questions:
1. in line 81 (in function rip_neighbours the line Bool =
lists:member(First, Raw_Neighbours),) i have to assign the desired value
to variable Bool. if i used it directly in the if following clause i
get a guard error. why do i have to use this work-araound and why is it
not possible to directly use
if
lists:member(First, Raw_Neighbours) ->
...
as guard?
2. in the end, everything is correctly assigned into variable
Return_Value in line 50. but when i return this value, everything gets
corrupted... why?
further information:
*the tree built can be seen in http://www.mue-tech.com/DFS.png
*the desired result is written to variable Return_Value and printed
before crash
*the matrix has the following structure
[{Node_Name,Node_Fault_Possibility,Node_PID,[{Neighbours_Name,
Link_Fault_Possibility},
more_neighbours],Current_Value,Stable_Value},more_nodes]
*the function gets a matrix where all current values are arbitrary. to
run the simulator (super module), this module has to assign the stable
path (Stable_Value) for each node and finally add the list, in which the
nodes will be visited by dfs-algorithm (compare:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth-first_search )
thanks in advance for any help...
kind regards
nils müllner
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