Syntax translation Java - Ruby

have this code in Java:

boolean monkey = true;
for(i=0; monkey; i++){
if(index[i] == null) {
put.something.new(i);
break;
}
}

I am aware that it makes no sense by itself so I will explain. I am
iterating through a (Sequel) database nodes. I am looking for a node
I.D. that is not being used. Basically, I am looking for and open
parking spot. When I find one, I insert my new data using the newly
found parking spot. I really can’t figure out why I need to uniquely
identify each node by an I.D. as it is already uniquely identified by
location in the tree but that is a different matter entirely. All I
need is how to write a nice infinite ‘for’ loop in Ruby.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Jake Brightmatter
[email protected] wrote:

I am aware that it makes no sense by itself so I will explain. I am
iterating through a (Sequel) database nodes. I am looking for a node
I.D. that is not being used. Basically, I am looking for and open
parking spot. When I find one, I insert my new data using the newly
found parking spot. I really can’t figure out why I need to uniquely
identify each node by an I.D. as it is already uniquely identified by
location in the tree but that is a different matter entirely. All I
need is how to write a nice infinite ‘for’ loop in Ruby.

loop {}


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Paul S.
http://www.nomadicfun.co.uk

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On Sep 29, 12:32 pm, Paul S. [email protected] wrote:

for(i=0; monkey; i++){
found parking spot. I really can’t figure out why I need to uniquely
Paul S.http://www.nomadicfun.co.uk

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An alternate way

while true do

your code

break if

end

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On Sep 29, 2009, at 09:24 , Jake Brightmatter wrote:

I am aware that it makes no sense by itself so I will explain. I am
iterating through a (Sequel) database nodes. I am looking for a node
I.D. that is not being used. Basically, I am looking for and open
parking spot. When I find one, I insert my new data using the newly
found parking spot. I really can’t figure out why I need to uniquely
identify each node by an I.D. as it is already uniquely identified by
location in the tree but that is a different matter entirely. All I
need is how to write a nice infinite ‘for’ loop in Ruby.

No, that’s what you THINK you want because you’re coming from java…

index is a bad name for a collection, so I’m going to call it
parking_spots.

parking_spots.each_with_index do |parking_spot, i|
next if parking_spot
parking_spots[i] = my_car
break
end

but honestly if you’re doing this against a sequel db, you’re it
wrong. You should use the power of the DB instead of doing tons of
roundtrips in ruby.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Jake Brightmatter
[email protected]wrote:

I am aware that it makes no sense by itself so I will explain. I am

I know you are asking about the Ruby, but in your Java code, using the
variable monkey is rather confusing, and doesn’t seem to have any
purpose
except to hold the value true, to submit to the conditional portion of
your
for loop. This isn’t necessary, as you can directly place true into that
location:

for( i=0 ; true ; ++i )

Ryan D. wrote:

but honestly if you’re doing this against a sequel db, you’re it
wrong. You should use the power of the DB instead of doing tons of
roundtrips in ruby.

Right - what you want is:

SELECT id+1 FROM table AS t WHERE NOT EXISTS(SELECT * FROM table AS n
WHERE t.id+1 = n.id) LIMIT 1

that is, find (just the first) successor of the first id that doesn’t
have a successor.

Otherwise just “SELECT max(id)+1 from table” if you don’t need to fill
vacated spots.

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