Paste number 7527: interruptable map

Paste number 7527: interruptable map
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#! /bin/sh
#|
exec mzscheme -qr "$0" ${1+"$@"}
|#

;; A quick (but not very general-purpose, alas) way to get partial
;; results from a function that would ordinarily take a long time to
;; run.

(require (lib "list.ss" "srfi" "1")
         (lib "trace.ss"))

(define (permute l)
  ;; (distribute 3 (list         )) => '()
  ;; (distribute 3 (list 'a      )) => ((3 a    ) (a 3    )                    )
  ;; (distribute 3 (list 'a 'b   )) => ((3 a b  ) (a 3 b  ) (a b 3  )          )
  ;; (distribute 3 (list 'a 'b 'c)) => ((3 a b c) (a 3 b c) (a b 3 c) (a b c 3))
  (define (distribute item l)
    (cond
     ((null? l)
      '())
     ((null? (cdr l))
      (list (list item (car l))
            (list (car l) item)))
     (#t
      (cons (cons item l)
            (map (lambda (seq)
                   (cons (car l) seq)) (distribute item (cdr l)))))
     ))

  (cond
   ((null? l)
    '())
   ((null? (cdr l))
    (list l))
   (#t
    (apply append
           (partial-map 2 (lambda (seq)
                            (distribute (car l) seq))
                        (permute (cdr l)))))))

;; like `map', but might stop before hitting the end of LIST, and
;; hence return only partial results.
(define (partial-map max-seconds-to-run func list)
  (define result '())
  (define (my-map func list)
    (let loop ((l list))
      (if (not (null? l))
          (begin
            (set! result (cons (func (car l))
                               result))
            (loop (cdr l))))))
   (let ((t (thread (lambda () (my-map func list)))))
     (sync/timeout max-seconds-to-run t)

     ;; if we don't do this, the thread will continue to run and eat
     ;; CPU and memory.
     (kill-thread t)
     )
   (reverse result)
  )

(let ((n 10))
  (printf "There are at least ~a permutations of the first ~a nonnegative integers~%"
          (length (permute (iota n)))
          n))

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