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veryconfused
 4 years ago
I've got
(define (lodclean lst)
(cond [(empty? lst) empty]
[(and (> (first lst) 0)(empty? (rest lst))) (first lst)]
[(and (= (first lst) 0)(empty? (rest lst))) empty]
[else (cons (first lst) (lodclean (rest lst)))]))
but when i test
(lodclean (list 1 2 3 4 0 0))
i get (list 1 2 3 4 0), i need to get rid of all trailing zeros, please help @Computer Science
veryconfused
 4 years ago
I've got (define (lodclean lst) (cond [(empty? lst) empty] [(and (> (first lst) 0)(empty? (rest lst))) (first lst)] [(and (= (first lst) 0)(empty? (rest lst))) empty] [else (cons (first lst) (lodclean (rest lst)))])) but when i test (lodclean (list 1 2 3 4 0 0)) i get (list 1 2 3 4 0), i need to get rid of all trailing zeros, please help @Computer Science

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Narsat
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try to use terminal recursivity since you're trying to work from the end to the start. It should be something like... (define (lodclean list) (lodcleanaux list '())) (define (lodcleanaux list r) (cond ((empty? list) r) ((> (car list) 0) (lodcleanaux (cdr list) (append r (list (car list)))))))) First method works only to call the aux method that actually does the job. It should work though I can't test it at the moment. car = first cdr = rest r = aux list to which values are passed to and will be returned in the end.

dmancine
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@veryconfused, Try putting several 0's at the end of your test list. It's only removing the very last 0 (not all but one). Also, if your test list ends with a nonzero number you're not returning a list. Your base cases seem to be where you've put the important logic. You're modifying the return value, so once you reach the base case you'll start returning from the recursive calls, and all you'll do is cons the head of the list to the return value. I created another function, zeros?, which returns #t if the list is empty or full of zeros. As I cdr down the list in lodclean I check zeros? each time. When it's #t I start returning, and cons the car of the current list to the return value. I don't like it because in the worst case (a list of all zeros with a nonzero at the very end) it's O(n^2). And it's not even tail recursive. (It's been a long time since I've had to think in Scheme.)

dmancine
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Narsat, I couldn't get your code to return anything with any test case.
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