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Selection Sort in Haskell the hard (but easier for me) way.
-- Selection Sort in Haskell
-- Cheating by using IORef for mutable variables since I don't know what I'm doing
-- with Haskell, although do have an inkling that the benefit of Haskell is that
-- all of below can be done in about three lines.
-- Assumes integer input only.
import Data.IORef
import Data.List.Split -- cabal install split
-- I'm not even going to think about doing this myself.
-- Used to get a comma delimted string as a list
main = do
-- Set up 'variables'
putStr "Enter List to Sort:"
stringinput <- getLine
let listinput = splitOn "," stringinput -- Convert comma delimited string to list
let intinput = [ read x :: Int | x <- listinput] --Convert list of strings to list of Integers
--Need to specify type
unsortlistIO <- newIORef intinput
elementIO <- newIORef []
sortlistIO <- newIORef []
sort unsortlistIO elementIO sortlistIO
sort unsortlistIO' elementIO' sortlistIO' = do
unsortlist <- (readIORef unsortlistIO')
sortlist <- (readIORef sortlistIO') -- initialise, for all intents and purposes
--print unsortlist --debug
if ((length unsortlist) > 0)
then do -- Note to self: Must remember to ident these after if!
-- find smallest element(s)
unsortlist <- (readIORef unsortlistIO')
writeIORef elementIO' (filter (==(minimum unsortlist)) unsortlist)
element <- readIORef elementIO'
-- Add to sorted list
sortlist <- readIORef sortlistIO'
writeIORef sortlistIO' (sortlist++element)
-- remove from original list
writeIORef unsortlistIO' (filter (not.(==(minimum unsortlist))) unsortlist)
readIORef sortlistIO'
--print sortlist --debug
sort unsortlistIO' elementIO' sortlistIO' -- loop. Ha!
else return sortlist -- Note to self: must be careful about returning the right type of thing
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