Round Robin with Token Pool

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Round Robin with Token Pool

Postby paulmansour on Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:34 pm

Consider repeatedly selecting an item from a list where we always want the next item, and we reach the end, we go back to the beginning, a round-robin selection.

If we take the list and chuck it into the token pool:

      'ABCDE' ⎕TPUT¨5

And then get and put at the same time:

      f←{r⊣(r←⎕TGET 5) ⎕TPUT 5}

We can select via a round robin method:

      f 0
f 0
f 0

I thought this might be an overkill use of the token pool, but I think it might be faster than any other technique, and also avoids deciding where to store the list.

I am continually amazed at how I managed to live before the token pool came in to existence!
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