# [erlang-questions] increment in map

Wes James <>
Mon Jul 26 21:43:24 CEST 2010

```Nicholas,

Thx - I realize I asked the question wrong.  The list comprehension

[{td, [], massage(W,Ls)} || W <- vp(Vp,Row)]

will create a list in place, is there a way to create an increment
value within this structure?

I looked at a quick test with:

[{td, [],[W,X]} || W <- [1,2,3], X <- [1,2,3]]

but it creates:

[{td,[],[1,1]},
{td,[],[1,2]},
{td,[],[1,3]},
{td,[],[2,1]},
{td,[],[2,2]},
{td,[],[2,3]},
{td,[],[3,1]},
{td,[],[3,2]},
{td,[],[3,3]}]

whereas, I would like a one to one paring:

[{td,[],[1,1]},
{td,[],[2,2]},
{td,[],[3,3]}]

-wes

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Nicholas Frechette <> wrote:
> You could use 'foldl' instead of map:
> foldl(fun(Row, Inc) ->
>     ...
>     Inc + 1 %% Return value is the new value of Inc for the next call
>     end, Rows, 0).
>
> You could also zip seq(0, numrows) with your rows and unzip them inside the
> map (though if you have a lot of rows, the above will be faster and leaner).
>
> Nicholas
>
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Wes James <> wrote:
>>
>> I have this code:
>>
>>  map(fun(Row) ->
>>                {table, [{style, "width:700px; margin:5px;
>> background-color:dddddd;"}],
>>                        [
>>                        thtd(Hdrs, [{td, [], massage(W,Ls)} || W <-
>> vp(Vp,Row)])
>>                ]}
>>                        end, Rows)
>>
>> and as I loop through the Row I would also like to send an increment
>> in the massage(W,LS,Inc) call, but I don't see how I can do that
>> within a list comprehension.  Any ideas on how I would do this?
>>
>> thx,
>>
>> -wes
>>
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