Can a stack be a solution to my problem

Hello,

I try to make a function which can calculate one.add.one
if I do it step by step I cannot solve it because im on the add I still
have 1+

So I thought maybe a stack could solve this
So first I can convert one.add.one to 1+1 and that one can be solved by
using eval

Is this a good way to solve it.

Roelof

https://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/4961181#new

Roelof W. wrote in post #1149758:

Hello,

So I thought maybe a stack could solve this
So first I can convert one.add.one to 1+1 and that one can be solved by
using eval

Is this a good way to solve it.

Roelof

You can do it without explicit stack :use call stack…

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class Op
attr_accessor :op,:fv,:lv
def initialize(op,firstValue)
self.op,self.fv,self.lv=op,firstValue,nil
end
def self.calculate(calc=false,&b)
a=Op.new(:+,0)
a.instance_eval(&b)
calc ? eval(a.string) : a.string
end
def self.tst_error &b
Op.calculate(true,&b) rescue puts “Ok, error detected: #{\$!}”
raise “error not detected!”
end

def operande(n)
if self.lv==nil
raise “double operande” if self.op==:num
self.lv=Op.new(:num,n)
else
raise “double operande”
end
end
def operator(ope)
if self.op==:num
self.op=ope
self
else
raise “double operator”
end
end

def string()
return(self.fv.to_s) unless self.lv && self.op!=:num
if self.fv==0 && self.op==:+
“#{self.lv.respond_to?(:string) ? self.lv.string() : self.lv}”
else
“#{self.fv} #{op} #{self.lv.respond_to?(:string) ?
self.lv.string() : self.lv}”
end
end

def one() operande(1) end
def two() operande(2) end
def par(&b) operande(’(’+Op.calculate(false,&b)+’)’) end
0.upto(1000) {|v| define_method(“i#{v}”) { operande(v) } }

def sub() operator( end
def mult() operator(:*) end
def div() operator(:/) end

end

ruby essai2.RB
“1”
“1”
“1 + 1”
“1 + 100 - 1”
“2 * (1 + 100)”
“2 * (1 + 100) + 1”
Ok, error detected: double operator

Matthew K. schreef op 15-6-2014 23:51:
On 15 June 2014 21:42, Roelof W. wrote:
Hello,

I try to make a function which can calculate one.add.one
if I do it step by step I cannot solve it because im on the add I still have 1+

So I thought maybe a stack could solve this
So first I can convert one.add.one to 1+1 and that one can be solved by using eval

Is this a good way to solve it.

My initial reaction is: no. `eval` is never a good way to do anything.

??? However the general idea -- of building up a "stack" of symbols, and then evaluating them -- is good. And I admit, building a string and using `eval` is temptingly simple...

--

Oke,

What is then a better way of solving this ?

Roelof

On 15 June 2014 21:42, Roelof W. [email protected] wrote:

Is this a good way to solve it.

My initial reaction is: no. `eval` is never a good way to do anything.

​However the general idea – of building up a “stack” of symbols, and
then
evaluating them – is good. And I admit, building a string and using
`eval`
is temptingly simple…

You want to write your own eval.

Roelof take note from one of the great late rubyist Jim W.:
https://web.archive.org/web/20080612212751/http://onestepback.org/index.cgi/Tech/Ruby/LispInRuby.red/style/print
or you could just embed guile in ruby or run ruby inside an emacen =)
Write yourself an eval function. Consider it a rite of passage for both
computer scientists and hackers.

Either construct a parse tree and do your own evaluation, or if you
prefer
a more OO approach, how about starting with something like this?
https://gist.github.com/phluid61/0dc66e950f8269ec941e