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{{task|Classic CS problems and programs}} Solve the [[wp:Stable marriage problem|Stable marriage problem]] using the Gale/Shapley algorithm.

'''Problem description'''

Given an equal number of men and women to be paired for marriage, each man ranks all the women in order of his preference and each woman ranks all the men in order of her preference.

A stable set of engagements for marriage is one where no man prefers a woman over the one he is engaged to, where that other woman ''also'' prefers that man over the one she is engaged to. I.e. with consulting marriages, there would be no reason for the engagements between the people to change.

Gale and Shapley proved that there is a stable set of engagements for any set of preferences and the first link above gives their algorithm for finding a set of stable engagements.

Given ten males: abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon And ten females: abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan

And a complete list of ranked preferences, where the most liked is to the left: abe: abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay bob: cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay col: hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan dan: ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi ed: jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay fred: bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay gav: gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay hal: abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee ian: hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve jon: abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope

abi: bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal bea: bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal cath: fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon dee: fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed eve: jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob fay: bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal gay: jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian hope: gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred ivy: ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan jan: ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan

'''References'''

# [http://www.ams.org/samplings/feature-column/fc-2015-03 The Stable Marriage Problem and School Choice]. (Excellent exposition)

## AutoHotkey

{{works with|AutoHotkey L}}

```; Given a complete list of ranked preferences, where the most liked is to the left:
abe := ["abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan", "dee", "fay", "bea", "hope", "gay"]
bob := ["cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve", "fay", "bea", "jan", "ivy", "gay"]
col := ["hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea", "fay", "ivy", "gay", "cath", "jan"]
dan := ["ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope", "eve", "jan", "bea", "cath", "abi"]
ed := ["jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay", "eve", "abi", "ivy", "hope", "gay"]
fred := ["bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "hope", "fay"]
gav := ["gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath", "abi", "dee", "hope", "jan", "fay"]
hal := ["abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "bea", "gay", "dee"]
ian := ["hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea", "abi", "fay", "ivy", "jan", "eve"]
jon := ["abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve", "bea", "dee", "cath", "ivy", "hope"]
abi := ["bob", "fred", "jon", "gav", "ian", "abe", "dan", "ed", "col", "hal"]
bea := ["bob", "abe", "col", "fred", "gav", "dan", "ian", "ed", "jon", "hal"]
cath := ["fred", "bob", "ed", "gav", "hal", "col", "ian", "abe", "dan", "jon"]
dee := ["fred", "jon", "col", "abe", "ian", "hal", "gav", "dan", "bob", "ed"]
eve := ["jon", "hal", "fred", "dan", "abe", "gav", "col", "ed", "ian", "bob"]
fay := ["bob", "abe", "ed", "ian", "jon", "dan", "fred", "gav", "col", "hal"]
gay := ["jon", "gav", "hal", "fred", "bob", "abe", "col", "ed", "dan", "ian"]
hope := ["gav", "jon", "bob", "abe", "ian", "dan", "hal", "ed", "col", "fred"]
ivy := ["ian", "col", "hal", "gav", "fred", "bob", "abe", "ed", "jon", "dan"]
jan := ["ed", "hal", "gav", "abe", "bob", "jon", "col", "ian", "fred", "dan"]

; of ten males:
males := ["abe", "bob", "col", "dan", "ed", "fred", "gav", "hal", "ian", "jon"]

; and ten females:
females := ["abi", "bea", "cath", "dee", "eve", "fay", "gay", "hope", "ivy", "jan"]

; and an empty set of engagements:
engagements := Object()
freemales := males.Clone()
,s := "Engagements:`n"

; use the Gale Shapley algorithm to find a stable set of engagements:
For i, male in freemales ; i=index of male (not needed)
{
j:=1 ; index of female
While (engagements[female:=%male%[j]] != "" and index(%female%, male) > index(%female%, engagements[female]))
j++ ; each male loops through all females in order of his preference until one accepts him
If (engagements[female] != "") ; if she was previously engaged
freemales.insert(engagements[female]) ; her old male goes to the bottom of the list
,s .= female . " dumped " . engagements[female] . "`n"
engagements[female] := male ; the new engagement is registered
,s .= female . " accepted " . male . "`n"
}

; summarize results:
s .= "`nCouples:`n"
For female, male in engagements
s .= female . " is engaged to " . male . "`n"
s .= Stable(engagements, females)

; then perturb this set of engagements to form an unstable set of engagements then check this new set for stability:
s .= "`nWhat if cath and ivy swap?`n"
engagements["cath"]:="abe", engagements["ivy"]:="bob"

; summarize results:
s .= "`nCouples:`n"
For female, male in engagements
s .= female . " is engaged to " . male . "`n"
s .= Stable(engagements, females)

Msgbox % clipboard := s
Return

; Functions:
Index(obj, value) {
For key, val in obj
If (val = value)
Return, key, ErrorLevel := 0
Return, False, Errorlevel := 1
}

Stable(engagements, females) {
For female, male in engagements
{
For j, female2 in females ; j=index of female (not needed)
{
If (index(%male%, female) > index(%male%, female2)
and index(%female2%, male2:=engagements[female2]) > index(%female2%, male))
s .= male . " is engaged to " . female . " but would prefer " . female2
. " and " . female2 . " is engaged to " . male2 . " but would prefer " . male . "`n"
}
}
If s
Return "`nThese couples are not stable.`n" . s
Else
Return "`nThese couples are stable.`n"
}
```

{{out}}

```Engagements:
abi accepted abe
cath accepted bob
hope accepted col
ivy accepted dan
jan accepted ed
bea accepted fred
gay accepted gav
eve accepted hal
hope dumped col
hope accepted ian
abi dumped abe
abi accepted jon
dee accepted col
ivy dumped dan
ivy accepted abe
fay accepted dan

Couples:
abi is engaged to jon
bea is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to bob
dee is engaged to col
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
gay is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy is engaged to abe
jan is engaged to ed

These couples are stable.

What if cath and ivy swap?

Couples:
abi is engaged to jon
bea is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to abe
dee is engaged to col
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
gay is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy is engaged to bob
jan is engaged to ed

These couples are not stable.
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer abi and abi is engaged to jon but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer bea and bea is engaged to fred but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer cath and cath is engaged to abe but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer fay and fay is engaged to dan but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer hope and hope is engaged to ian but would prefer bob
```

## Batch File

```:: Stable Marriage Problem in Rosetta Code
:: Batch File Implementation

@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

:: Initialization (Index Starts in 0)
set "male=abe bob col dan ed fred gav hal ian jon"
set "femm=abi bea cath dee eve fay gay hope ivy jan"

set "abe[]=abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay"
set "bob[]=cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay"
set "col[]=hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan"
set "dan[]=ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi"
set "ed[]=jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay"
set "fred[]=bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay"
set "gav[]=gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay"
set "hal[]=abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee"
set "ian[]=hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve"
set "jon[]=abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope"

set "abi[]=bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal"
set "bea[]=bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal"
set "cath[]=fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon"
set "dee[]=fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed"
set "eve[]=jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob"
set "fay[]=bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal"
set "gay[]=jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian"
set "hope[]=gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred"
set "ivy[]=ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan"
set "jan[]=ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan"

rem variable notation:
rem    <boy>{<index>} = <girl>
rem    <boy>[<girl>] = <index>
for %%M in (%male%) do (
set cnt=0
for %%. in (!%%M[]!) do (
set "%%M{!cnt!}=%%."
set "%%M[%%.]=!cnt!"
set /a cnt+=1
)
)
for %%F in (%femm%) do (
set cnt=0
for %%. in (!%%F[]!) do (
set "%%F[%%.]=!cnt!"
set /a cnt+=1
)
)

:: The Main Thing
echo(HISTORY:
call :stableMatching
echo(
echo(NEWLYWEDS:
call :display
echo(
call :isStable
echo(
echo(What if ed and hal swapped?
call :swapper ed hal
echo(
echo(NEW-NEWLYWEDS:
call :display
echo(
call :isStable
pause>nul
exit /b 0

:: The Algorithm
:stableMatching
set "free_men=%male%"
set "free_fem=%femm%"
for %%M in (%male%) do set "%%M_tried=0"

:match_loop
if "%free_men%"=="" goto :EOF
for /f "tokens=1* delims= " %%m in ("%free_men%") do (
rem get woman not yet proposed to, but if man's tries exceeds the number
rem of women (poor guy), he starts again to his most preferred woman (#0).
for /f %%x in ("!%%m_tried!") do if not defined %%m{%%x} (
set "%%m_tried=0" & set "w=!%%m{0}!"
) else set "w=!%%m{%%x}!"
set "m=%%m"

for /f %%x in ("free_fem:!w!=") do (
if not "!free_fem!"=="!%%x!" (
rem accept because !w! (the woman) is free
set "!m!_=!w!" & set "!w!_=!m!"
set "free_men=%%n" & set "free_fem=!%%x!"
echo(    !w! ACCEPTED !m!.
) else (
rem here, !w! already has a pair; get his name and rank.
for /f %%. in ("!w!") do set "cur_man=!%%._!"
for /f %%. in ("!w![!cur_man!]") do set "rank_cur=!%%.!"
rem also, get the rank of current proposing man.
for /f %%. in ("!w![!m!]") do set "rank_new=!%%.!"

if !rank_new! lss !rank_cur! (
rem here, !w! will leave her pair, and choose !m!.
set "free_men=%%n !cur_man!"
echo(    !w! LEFT !cur_man!.
rem pair them up now!
set "!m!_=!w!" & set "!w!_=!m!"
echo(    !w! ACCEPTED !m!.
)
)
)
set /a "!m!_tried+=1"
)
goto :match_loop

:: Output the Couples
:display
for %%S in (%femm%) do echo.    %%S and !%%S_!.
goto :EOF

:: Stability Checking
:isStable
for %%f in (%femm%) do (
for %%g in (%male%) do (
for /f %%. in ("%%f[!%%f_!]") do set "girl_cur=!%%.!"
set "girl_aboy=!%%f[%%g]!"
for /f %%. in ("%%g[!%%g_!]") do set "boy_cur=!%%.!"
set "boy_agirl=!%%g[%%f]!"

if !boy_cur! gtr !boy_agirl! (
if !girl_cur! gtr !girl_aboy! (
echo(STABILITY = FALSE.
echo(%%f and %%g would rather be together than their current partners.
goto :EOF
)
)
)
)
echo(STABILITY = TRUE.
goto :EOF

:: Swapper
:swapper
set %~1.tmp=!%~1_!
set %~2.tmp=!%~2_!
set "%~1_=!%~2.tmp!"
set "%~2_=!%~1.tmp!"
set "!%~1.tmp!_=%~2"
set "!%~2.tmp!_=%~1"
goto :EOF
```

{{Out}}

```HISTORY:
abi ACCEPTED abe.
cath ACCEPTED bob.
hope ACCEPTED col.
ivy ACCEPTED dan.
jan ACCEPTED ed.
bea ACCEPTED fred.
gay ACCEPTED gav.
eve ACCEPTED hal.
hope LEFT col.
hope ACCEPTED ian.
abi LEFT abe.
abi ACCEPTED jon.
dee ACCEPTED col.
ivy LEFT dan.
ivy ACCEPTED abe.
fay ACCEPTED dan.

NEWLYWEDS:
abi and jon.
bea and fred.
cath and bob.
dee and col.
eve and hal.
fay and dan.
gay and gav.
hope and ian.
ivy and abe.
jan and ed.

STABILITY = TRUE.

What if ed and hal swapped?

NEW-NEWLYWEDS:
abi and jon.
bea and fred.
cath and bob.
dee and col.
eve and ed.
fay and dan.
gay and gav.
hope and ian.
ivy and abe.
jan and hal.

STABILITY = FALSE.
eve and abe would rather be together than their current partners.
```

## BBC BASIC

{{works with|BBC BASIC for Windows}}

```      N = 10
DIM mname\$(N), wname\$(N), mpref\$(N), wpref\$(N), mpartner%(N), wpartner%(N)
DIM proposed&(N,N)
mname\$() = "", "Abe","Bob","Col","Dan","Ed","Fred","Gav","Hal","Ian","Jon"
wname\$() = "", "Abi","Bea","Cath","Dee","Eve","Fay","Gay","Hope","Ivy","Jan"
\              "BAEIJDFGCH","JGHFBACEDI","GJBAIDHECF","ICHGFBAEJD","EHGABJCIFD"

REM The Gale-Shapley algorithm:
REPEAT
FOR m% = 1 TO N
REPEAT
IF mpartner%(m%) EXIT REPEAT
FOR i% = 1 TO N
w% = ASCMID\$(mpref\$(m%),i%) - 64
IF proposed&(m%,w%) = 0 EXIT FOR
NEXT i%
IF i% > N EXIT REPEAT
proposed&(m%,w%) = 1
IF wpartner%(w%) = 0 THEN
mpartner%(m%) = w% : REM Get engaged
wpartner%(w%) = m%
ELSE
o% = wpartner%(w%)
IF INSTR(wpref\$(w%), LEFT\$(mname\$(m%),1)) < \
\  INSTR(wpref\$(w%), LEFT\$(mname\$(o%),1)) THEN
mpartner%(o%) = 0  : REM Split up
mpartner%(m%) = w% : REM Get engaged
wpartner%(w%) = m%
ENDIF
ENDIF
UNTIL TRUE
NEXT m%
UNTIL SUM(mpartner%()) = (N*(N+1))/2

FOR m% = 1 TO N
PRINT mname\$(m%) " is engaged to " wname\$(mpartner%(m%))
NEXT
PRINT "Relationships are ";
IF FNstable PRINT "stable." ELSE PRINT "unstable."

a% = RND(N)
REPEAT b% = RND(N) : UNTIL b%<>a%
PRINT '"Now swapping " mname\$(a%) "'s and " mname\$(b%) "'s partners:"
SWAP mpartner%(a%), mpartner%(b%)
PRINT mname\$(a%) " is engaged to " wname\$(mpartner%(a%))
PRINT mname\$(b%) " is engaged to " wname\$(mpartner%(b%))
PRINT "Relationships are ";
IF FNstable PRINT "stable." ELSE PRINT "unstable."
END

DEF FNstable
LOCAL m%, w%, o%, p%
FOR m% = 1 TO N
w% = mpartner%(m%)
FOR o% = 1 TO N
p% = wpartner%(o%)
IF INSTR(mpref\$(m%), LEFT\$(wname\$(o%),1)) < \
\  INSTR(mpref\$(m%), LEFT\$(wname\$(w%),1)) AND \
\  INSTR(wpref\$(o%), LEFT\$(mname\$(m%),1)) < \
\  INSTR(wpref\$(o%), LEFT\$(mname\$(p%),1)) THEN
= FALSE
ENDIF
NEXT o%
NEXT m%
= TRUE
```

'''Output:'''

```
Abe is engaged to Ivy
Bob is engaged to Cath
Col is engaged to Dee
Dan is engaged to Fay
Ed is engaged to Jan
Fred is engaged to Bea
Gav is engaged to Gay
Hal is engaged to Eve
Ian is engaged to Hope
Jon is engaged to Abi
Relationships are stable.

Now swapping Hal's and Ian's partners:
Hal is engaged to Hope
Ian is engaged to Eve
Relationships are unstable.

```

## Bracmat

```(     (abe.abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay)
(bob.cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay)
(col.hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan)
(dan.ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi)
(ed.jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay)
(fred.bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay)
(gav.gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay)
(hal.abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee)
(ian.hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve)
(jon.abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope)
: ?Mplan
: ?M
&     (abi.bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal)
(bea.bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal)
(cath.fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon)
(dee.fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed)
(eve.jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob)
(fay.bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal)
(gay.jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian)
(hope.gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred)
(ivy.ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan)
(jan.ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan)
: ?W
& :?engaged
&   whl
' (   !Mplan
:   ?A
(?m&~(!engaged:? (!m.?) ?).%?w ?ws)
( ?Z
& (   (   ~(!engaged:?a (?m`.!w) ?z)
& (!m.!w) !engaged
|   !W:? (!w.? !m ? !m` ?) ?
& !a (!m.!w) !z
)
: ?engaged
|
)
& !Z !A (!m.!ws):?Mplan
)
)
& ( unstable
=   m1 m2 w1 w2
.   !arg
:   ?
(?m1.?w1)
?
(?m2.?w2)
( ?
& (   !M:? (!m1.? !w2 ? !w1 ?) ?
& !W:? (!w2.? !m1 ? !m2 ?) ?
|   !M:? (!m2.? !w1 ? !w2 ?) ?
& !W:? (!w1.? !m2 ? !m1 ?) ?
)
)
)
& ( unstable\$!engaged&out\$unstable
| out\$stable
)
& out\$!engaged
& !engaged:(?m1.?w1) (?m2.?w2) ?others
& out\$(swap !w1 for !w2)
& (   unstable\$((!m1.!w2) (!m2.!w1) !others)
& out\$unstable
| out\$stable
)
);
```

{{out}}

```stable
(dan.fay)
(col.dee)
(hal.eve)
(gav.gay)
(fred.bea)
(ed.jan)
(abe.ivy)
(ian.hope)
(bob.cath)
(jon.abi)
swap fay for dee
unstable
```

## C

Oddly enough (or maybe it should be that way, only that I don't know): if the women were proposing instead of the men, the resulting pairs are exactly the same.

```#include <stdio.h>

int verbose = 0;
enum {
clown = -1,
abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon,
abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan,
};
const char *name[] = {
"Abe", "Bob", "Col",  "Dan", "Ed",  "Fred", "Gav", "Hal",  "Ian", "Jon",
"Abi", "Bea", "Cath", "Dee", "Eve", "Fay",  "Gay", "Hope", "Ivy", "Jan"
};
int pref[jan + 1][jon + 1] = {
{ abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay },
{ cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay },
{ hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan },
{ ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi },
{ jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay },
{ bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay },
{ gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay },
{ abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee },
{ hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve },
{ abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope },

{ bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal   },
{ bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal   },
{ fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon   },
{ fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed   },
{ jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob   },
{ bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal   },
{ jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian   },
{ gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred   },
{ ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan   },
{ ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan   },
};
int pairs[jan + 1], proposed[jan + 1];

void engage(int man, int woman)
{
pairs[man] = woman;
pairs[woman] = man;
if (verbose) printf("%4s is engaged to %4s\n", name[man], name[woman]);
}

void dump(int woman, int man)
{
pairs[man] = pairs[woman] = clown;
if (verbose) printf("%4s dumps %4s\n", name[woman], name[man]);
}

/* how high this person ranks that: lower is more preferred */
int rank(int this, int that)
{
int i;
for (i = abe; i <= jon && pref[this][i] != that; i++);
return i;
}

void propose(int man, int woman)
{
int fiance = pairs[woman];
if (verbose) printf("%4s proposes to %4s\n", name[man], name[woman]);

if (fiance == clown) {
engage(man, woman);
} else if (rank(woman, man) < rank(woman, fiance)) {
dump(woman, fiance);
engage(man, woman);
}
}

int covet(int man1, int wife2)
{
if (rank(man1, wife2) < rank(man1, pairs[man1]) &&
rank(wife2, man1) < rank(wife2, pairs[wife2])) {
printf( "    %4s (w/ %4s) and %4s (w/ %4s) prefer each other"
" over current pairing.\n",
name[man1], name[pairs[man1]], name[wife2], name[pairs[wife2]]
);
return 1;
}
return 0;
}

int thy_neighbors_wife(int man1, int man2)
{	/* +: force checking all pairs; "||" would shortcircuit */
return covet(man1, pairs[man2]) + covet(man2, pairs[man1]);
}

int unstable()
{
int i, j, bad = 0;
for (i = abe; i < jon; i++) {
for (j = i + 1; j <= jon; j++)
if (thy_neighbors_wife(i, j)) bad = 1;
}
}

int main()
{
int i, unengaged;
/* init: everyone marries the clown */
for (i = abe; i <= jan; i++)
pairs[i] = proposed[i] = clown;

/* rounds */
do {
unengaged = 0;
for (i = abe; i <= jon; i++) {
//for (i = abi; i <= jan; i++) { /* could let women propose */
if (pairs[i] != clown) continue;
unengaged = 1;
propose(i, pref[i][++proposed[i]]);
}
} while (unengaged);

printf("Pairing:\n");
for (i = abe; i <= jon; i++)
printf("  %4s - %s\n", name[i],
pairs[i] == clown ? "clown" : name[pairs[i]]);

printf(unstable()
? "Marriages not stable\n" /* draw sad face here */
: "Stable matchup\n");

printf("\nBut if Bob and Fred were to swap:\n");
i = pairs[bob];
engage(bob, pairs[fred]);
engage(fred, i);
printf(unstable() ? "Marriages not stable\n" : "Stable matchup\n");

return 0;
}
```

{{out}}

```Pairing:
Abe - Ivy
Bob - Cath
Col - Dee
Dan - Fay
Ed - Jan
Fred - Bea
Gav - Gay
Hal - Eve
Ian - Hope
Jon - Abi
Stable matchup

But if Bob and Fred were to swap:
Fred (w/ Cath) and  Ivy (w/  Abe) prefer each other over current pairing.
Bob (w/  Bea) and  Fay (w/  Dan) prefer each other over current pairing.
Bob (w/  Bea) and Hope (w/  Ian) prefer each other over current pairing.
Bob (w/  Bea) and  Abi (w/  Jon) prefer each other over current pairing.
Fred (w/ Cath) and  Dee (w/  Col) prefer each other over current pairing.
Fred (w/ Cath) and  Abi (w/  Jon) prefer each other over current pairing.
Marriages not stable
```

## C++

```#include <algorithm>
#include <iostream>
#include <map>
#include <queue>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
using namespace std;

const char *men_data[][11] = {
{ "abe",  "abi","eve","cath","ivy","jan","dee","fay","bea","hope","gay" },
{ "bob",  "cath","hope","abi","dee","eve","fay","bea","jan","ivy","gay" },
{ "col",  "hope","eve","abi","dee","bea","fay","ivy","gay","cath","jan" },
{ "dan",  "ivy","fay","dee","gay","hope","eve","jan","bea","cath","abi" },
{ "ed",   "jan","dee","bea","cath","fay","eve","abi","ivy","hope","gay" },
{ "fred", "bea","abi","dee","gay","eve","ivy","cath","jan","hope","fay" },
{ "gav",  "gay","eve","ivy","bea","cath","abi","dee","hope","jan","fay" },
{ "hal",  "abi","eve","hope","fay","ivy","cath","jan","bea","gay","dee" },
{ "ian",  "hope","cath","dee","gay","bea","abi","fay","ivy","jan","eve" },
{ "jon",  "abi","fay","jan","gay","eve","bea","dee","cath","ivy","hope" }
};

const char *women_data[][11] = {
{ "abi",  "bob","fred","jon","gav","ian","abe","dan","ed","col","hal" },
{ "bea",  "bob","abe","col","fred","gav","dan","ian","ed","jon","hal" },
{ "cath", "fred","bob","ed","gav","hal","col","ian","abe","dan","jon" },
{ "dee",  "fred","jon","col","abe","ian","hal","gav","dan","bob","ed" },
{ "eve",  "jon","hal","fred","dan","abe","gav","col","ed","ian","bob" },
{ "fay",  "bob","abe","ed","ian","jon","dan","fred","gav","col","hal" },
{ "gay",  "jon","gav","hal","fred","bob","abe","col","ed","dan","ian" },
{ "hope", "gav","jon","bob","abe","ian","dan","hal","ed","col","fred" },
{ "ivy",  "ian","col","hal","gav","fred","bob","abe","ed","jon","dan" },
{ "jan",  "ed","hal","gav","abe","bob","jon","col","ian","fred","dan" }
};

typedef vector<string> PrefList;
typedef map<string, PrefList> PrefMap;
typedef map<string, string> Couples;

// Does 'first' appear before 'second' in preference list?
bool prefers(const PrefList &prefer, const string &first, const string &second)
{
for (PrefList::const_iterator it = prefer.begin(); it != prefer.end(); ++it)
{
if (*it == first) return true;
if (*it == second) return false;
}
return false; // no preference
}

void check_stability(const Couples &engaged, const PrefMap &men_pref, const PrefMap &women_pref)
{
cout << "Stablility:\n";
bool stable = true;
for (Couples::const_iterator it = engaged.begin(); it != engaged.end(); ++it)
{
const string &bride = it->first;
const string &groom = it->second;
const PrefList &preflist = men_pref.at(groom);

for (PrefList::const_iterator it = preflist.begin(); it != preflist.end(); ++it)
{
if (*it == bride) // he prefers his bride
break;
if (prefers(preflist, *it, bride) && // he prefers another woman
prefers(women_pref.at(*it), groom, engaged.at(*it))) // other woman prefers him
{
cout << "\t" << *it <<
" prefers " << groom <<
" over " << engaged.at(*it) <<
" and " << groom <<
" prefers " << *it <<
" over " << bride << "\n";
stable = false;
}
}
}
if (stable) cout << "\t(all marriages stable)\n";
}

int main()
{
PrefMap men_pref, women_pref;
queue<string> bachelors;

// init data structures
for (int i = 0; i < 10; ++i) // person
{
for (int j = 1; j < 11; ++j) // preference
{
men_pref[  men_data[i][0]].push_back(  men_data[i][j]);
women_pref[women_data[i][0]].push_back(women_data[i][j]);
}
bachelors.push(men_data[i][0]);
}

Couples engaged; // <woman,man>

cout << "Matchmaking:\n";
while (!bachelors.empty())
{
const string &suitor = bachelors.front();
const PrefList &preflist = men_pref[suitor];

for (PrefList::const_iterator it = preflist.begin(); it != preflist.end(); ++it)
{
const string &bride = *it;

if (engaged.find(bride) == engaged.end()) // she's available
{
cout << "\t" << bride << " and " << suitor << "\n";
engaged[bride] = suitor; // hook up
break;
}

const string &groom = engaged[bride];

if (prefers(women_pref[bride], suitor, groom))
{
cout << "\t" << bride << " dumped " << groom << " for " << suitor << "\n";
bachelors.push(groom); // dump that zero
engaged[bride] = suitor; // get a hero
break;
}
}
bachelors.pop(); // pop at the end to not invalidate suitor reference
}

cout << "Engagements:\n";
for (Couples::const_iterator it = engaged.begin(); it != engaged.end(); ++it)
{
cout << "\t" << it->first << " and " << it->second << "\n";
}

check_stability(engaged, men_pref, women_pref);

cout << "Perturb:\n";
std::swap(engaged["abi"], engaged["bea"]);
cout << "\tengage abi with " << engaged["abi"] << " and bea with " << engaged["bea"] << "\n";

check_stability(engaged, men_pref, women_pref);
}
```

{{out}}

```
Matchmaking:
abi and abe
cath and bob
hope and col
ivy and dan
jan and ed
bea and fred
gay and gav
eve and hal
hope dumped col for ian
abi dumped abe for jon
dee and col
ivy dumped dan for abe
fay and dan
Engagements:
abi and jon
bea and fred
cath and bob
dee and col
eve and hal
fay and dan
gay and gav
hope and ian
ivy and abe
jan and ed
Stablility:
(all marriages stable)
Perturb:
engage abi with fred and bea with jon
Stablility:
bea prefers fred over jon and fred prefers bea over abi
fay prefers jon over dan and jon prefers fay over bea
gay prefers jon over gav and jon prefers gay over bea
eve prefers jon over hal and jon prefers eve over bea

```

## C#

(This is a straight-up translation of the Objective-C version.)

```using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace StableMarriage
{
class Person
{
private int _candidateIndex;
public string Name { get; set; }
public List<Person> Prefs { get; set; }
public Person Fiance { get; set; }

public Person(string name) {
Name = name;
Prefs = null;
Fiance = null;
_candidateIndex = 0;
}
public bool Prefers(Person p) {
return Prefs.FindIndex(o => o == p) < Prefs.FindIndex(o => o == Fiance);
}
public Person NextCandidateNotYetProposedTo() {
if (_candidateIndex >= Prefs.Count) return null;
return Prefs[_candidateIndex++];
}
public void EngageTo(Person p) {
if (p.Fiance != null) p.Fiance.Fiance = null;
p.Fiance = this;
if (Fiance != null) Fiance.Fiance = null;
Fiance = p;
}
}

static class MainClass
{
static public bool IsStable(List<Person> men) {
List<Person> women = men[0].Prefs;
foreach (Person guy in men) {
foreach (Person gal in women) {
if (guy.Prefers(gal) && gal.Prefers(guy))
return false;
}
}
return true;
}

static void DoMarriage() {
Person abe  = new Person("abe");
Person bob  = new Person("bob");
Person col  = new Person("col");
Person dan  = new Person("dan");
Person ed   = new Person("ed");
Person fred = new Person("fred");
Person gav  = new Person("gav");
Person hal  = new Person("hal");
Person ian  = new Person("ian");
Person jon  = new Person("jon");
Person abi  = new Person("abi");
Person bea  = new Person("bea");
Person cath = new Person("cath");
Person dee  = new Person("dee");
Person eve  = new Person("eve");
Person fay  = new Person("fay");
Person gay  = new Person("gay");
Person hope = new Person("hope");
Person ivy  = new Person("ivy");
Person jan  = new Person("jan");

abe.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay};
bob.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay};
col.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan};
dan.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi};
ed.Prefs   = new List<Person>() {jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay};
fred.Prefs = new List<Person>() {bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay};
gav.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay};
hal.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee};
ian.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve};
jon.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope};
abi.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal};
bea.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal};
cath.Prefs = new List<Person>() {fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon};
dee.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed};
eve.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob};
fay.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal};
gay.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian};
hope.Prefs = new List<Person>() {gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred};
ivy.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan};
jan.Prefs  = new List<Person>() {ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan};

List<Person> men = new List<Person>(abi.Prefs);

int freeMenCount = men.Count;
while (freeMenCount > 0) {
foreach (Person guy in men) {
if (guy.Fiance == null) {
Person gal = guy.NextCandidateNotYetProposedTo();
if (gal.Fiance == null) {
guy.EngageTo(gal);
freeMenCount--;
} else if (gal.Prefers(guy)) {
guy.EngageTo(gal);
}
}
}
}

foreach (Person guy in men) {
Console.WriteLine("{0} is engaged to {1}", guy.Name, guy.Fiance.Name);
}
Console.WriteLine("Stable = {0}", IsStable(men));

Console.WriteLine("\nSwitching fred & jon's partners");
Person jonsFiance = jon.Fiance;
Person fredsFiance = fred.Fiance;
fred.EngageTo(jonsFiance);
jon.EngageTo(fredsFiance);
Console.WriteLine("Stable = {0}", IsStable(men));
}

public static void Main(string[] args)
{
DoMarriage();
}
}
}
```

{{out}}

```bob is engaged to cath
fred is engaged to bea
jon is engaged to abi
gav is engaged to gay
ian is engaged to hope
abe is engaged to ivy
dan is engaged to fay
ed is engaged to jan
col is engaged to dee
hal is engaged to eve
Stable = True

Switching fred & jon's partners
Stable = False
```

## Ceylon

```abstract class Single(name) of Gal | Guy {

shared String name;
shared late Single[] preferences;

shared variable Single? fiance = null;
shared Boolean free => fiance is Null;

shared variable Integer currentProposalIndex = 0;

"Does this single prefer this other single over their fiance?"
shared Boolean prefers(Single otherSingle) =>
let (p1 = preferences.firstIndexWhere(otherSingle.equals), f = fiance)
if (!exists p1)
then false
else if (!exists f)
then true
else if (exists p2 = preferences.firstIndexWhere(f.equals))
then p1 < p2
else false;

string => name;
}

abstract class Guy(String name) of abe | bob | col | dan | ed | fred | gav | hal | ian | jon extends Single(name) {}

object abe extends Guy("Abe") {}
object bob extends Guy("Bob") {}
object col extends Guy("Col") {}
object dan extends Guy("Dan") {}
object ed extends Guy("Ed") {}
object fred extends Guy("Fred") {}
object gav extends Guy("Gav") {}
object hal extends Guy("Hal") {}
object ian extends Guy("Ian") {}
object jon extends Guy("Jon") {}

abstract class Gal(String name) of abi | bea | cath | dee | eve | fay | gay | hope | ivy | jan extends Single(name) {}

object abi extends Gal("Abi") {}
object bea extends Gal("Bea") {}
object cath extends Gal("Cath") {}
object dee extends Gal("Dee") {}
object eve extends Gal("Eve") {}
object fay extends Gal("Fay") {}
object gay extends Gal("Gay") {}
object hope extends Gal("Hope") {}
object ivy extends Gal("Ivy") {}
object jan extends Gal("Jan") {}

Guy[] guys = `Guy`.caseValues;
Gal[] gals = `Gal`.caseValues;

"The main function. Run this one."
shared void run() {

abe.preferences = [ abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay ];
bob.preferences = [ cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay ];
col.preferences = [ hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan ];
dan.preferences = [ ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi ];
ed.preferences = [ jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay ];
fred.preferences = [ bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay ];
gav.preferences = [ gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay ];
hal.preferences = [ abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee ];
ian.preferences = [ hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve ];
jon.preferences = [ abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope ];

abi.preferences = [ bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal ];
bea.preferences = [ bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal ];
cath.preferences = [ fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon ];
dee.preferences = [ fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed ];
eve.preferences = [ jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob ];
fay.preferences = [ bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal ];
gay.preferences = [ jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian ];
hope.preferences = [ gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred ];
ivy.preferences = [ ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan ];
jan.preferences = [ ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan ];

print("------ the matchmaking process ------");
matchmake();
print("------ the final engagements ------");
for (guy in guys) {
print("``guy`` is engaged to ``guy.fiance else "no one"``");
}
print("------ is it stable? ------");
checkStability();
value temp = jon.fiance;
jon.fiance = fred.fiance;
fred.fiance = temp;
print("------ is it stable after switching jon and fred's partners? ------");
checkStability();
}

"Match up all the singles with the Gale/Shapley algorithm."
void matchmake() {
while (true) {
value singleGuys = guys.filter(Guy.free);
if (singleGuys.empty) {
return;
}
for (guy in singleGuys) {
if (exists gal = guy.preferences[guy.currentProposalIndex]) {
guy.currentProposalIndex++;
value fiance = gal.fiance;
if (!exists fiance) {
print("``guy`` and ``gal`` just got engaged!");
guy.fiance = gal;
gal.fiance = guy;
}
else {
if (gal.prefers(guy)) {
print("``gal`` dumped ``fiance`` for ``guy``!");
fiance.fiance = null;
gal.fiance = guy;
guy.fiance = gal;
}
else {
print("``gal`` turned down ``guy`` and stayed with ``fiance``!");
}
}
}
}
}
}

void checkStability() {
variable value stabilityFlag = true;
for (gal in gals) {
for (guy in guys) {
if (guy.prefers(gal) && gal.prefers(guy)) {
stabilityFlag = false;
print("``guy`` prefers ``gal`` over ``guy.fiance else "nobody"``
and ``gal`` prefers ``guy`` over ``gal.fiance else "nobody"``!".normalized);
}
}
}
print("``if(!stabilityFlag) then "Not " else ""``Stable!");
}
```

{{out}}

```------ the matchmaking process ------
Abe and Abi just got engaged!
Bob and Cath just got engaged!
Col and Hope just got engaged!
Dan and Ivy just got engaged!
Ed and Jan just got engaged!
Fred and Bea just got engaged!
Gav and Gay just got engaged!
Abi turned down Hal and stayed with Abe!
Hope dumped Col for Ian!
Abi dumped Abe for Jon!
Abe and Eve just got engaged!
Eve turned down Col and stayed with Abe!
Eve dumped Abe for Hal!
Cath turned down Abe and stayed with Bob!
Abi turned down Col and stayed with Jon!
Ivy dumped Dan for Abe!
Col and Dee just got engaged!
Dan and Fay just got engaged!
------ the final engagements ------
Abe is engaged to Ivy
Bob is engaged to Cath
Col is engaged to Dee
Dan is engaged to Fay
Ed is engaged to Jan
Fred is engaged to Bea
Gav is engaged to Gay
Hal is engaged to Eve
Ian is engaged to Hope
Jon is engaged to Abi
------ is it stable? ------
Stable!
------ is it stable after switching jon and fred's partners? ------
Jon prefers Eve over Bea and Eve prefers Jon over Hal!
Jon prefers Fay over Bea and Fay prefers Jon over Dan!
Jon prefers Gay over Bea and Gay prefers Jon over Gav!
Not Stable!
```

## CoffeeScript

```class Person
constructor: (@name, @preferences) ->
@mate = null
@best_mate_rank = 0
@rank = {}
for preference, i in @preferences
@rank[preference] = i

preferred_mate_name: =>
@preferences[@best_mate_rank]

reject: =>
@best_mate_rank += 1

set_mate: (mate) =>
@mate = mate

offer_mate: (free_mate, reject_mate_cb) =>
if @mate
if @covets(free_mate)
console.log "#{free_mate.name} steals #{@name} from #{@mate.name}"
reject_mate_cb @mate
free_mate.set_mate @
@set_mate free_mate
else
console.log "#{free_mate.name} cannot steal #{@name} from #{@mate.name}"
reject_mate_cb free_mate
else
console.log "#{free_mate.name} gets #{@name} first"
free_mate.set_mate @
@set_mate free_mate

happiness: =>
@rank[@mate.name]

covets: (other_mate) =>
@rank[other_mate.name] <= @rank[@mate.name]

persons_by_name = (persons) ->
hsh = {}
for person in persons
hsh[person.name] = person
hsh

mate_off = (guys, gals) ->
free_pursuers = (guy for guy in guys)
guys_by_name = persons_by_name guys
gals_by_name = persons_by_name gals

while free_pursuers.length > 0
free_pursuer = free_pursuers.shift()
gal_name = free_pursuer.preferred_mate_name()
gal = gals_by_name[gal_name]
reject_mate_cb = (guy) ->
guy.reject()
free_pursuers.push guy
gal.offer_mate free_pursuer, reject_mate_cb

report_on_mates = (guys) ->
console.log "\n----Marriage Report"
for guy, i in guys
throw Error("illegal marriage") if guy.mate.mate isnt guy
console.log guy.name, guy.mate.name, \
"(his choice #{guy.happiness()}, her choice #{guy.mate.happiness()} )"

for guy1, i in guys
gal1 = guy1.mate
for j in [0...i]
guy2 = guys[j]
gal2 = guy2.mate
if guy1.covets(gal2) and gal2.covets(guy1)
console.log "#{guy1.name} and #{gal2.name} would stray"
if guy2.covets(gal1) and gal1.covets(guy2)
console.log "#{guy2.name} and #{gal1.name} would stray"

perturb = (guys) ->
# mess up marriages by swapping two couples...this is mainly to drive
# out that report_potential_adulteries will actually work
guy0 = guys[0]
guy1 = guys[1]
gal0 = guy0.mate
gal1 = guy1.mate
console.log "\nPerturbing with #{guy0.name}, #{gal0.name}, #{guy1.name}, #{gal1.name}"
guy0.set_mate gal1
guy1.set_mate gal0
gal1.set_mate guy0
gal0.set_mate guy1

Population = ->
guy_preferences =
abe:  ['abi', 'eve', 'cath', 'ivy', 'jan', 'dee', 'fay', 'bea', 'hope', 'gay']
bob:  ['cath', 'hope', 'abi', 'dee', 'eve', 'fay', 'bea', 'jan', 'ivy', 'gay']
col:  ['hope', 'eve', 'abi', 'dee', 'bea', 'fay', 'ivy', 'gay', 'cath', 'jan']
dan:  ['ivy', 'fay', 'dee', 'gay', 'hope', 'eve', 'jan', 'bea', 'cath', 'abi']
ed:   ['jan', 'dee', 'bea', 'cath', 'fay', 'eve', 'abi', 'ivy', 'hope', 'gay']
fred: ['bea', 'abi', 'dee', 'gay', 'eve', 'ivy', 'cath', 'jan', 'hope', 'fay']
gav:  ['gay', 'eve', 'ivy', 'bea', 'cath', 'abi', 'dee', 'hope', 'jan', 'fay']
hal:  ['abi', 'eve', 'hope', 'fay', 'ivy', 'cath', 'jan', 'bea', 'gay', 'dee']
ian:  ['hope', 'cath', 'dee', 'gay', 'bea', 'abi', 'fay', 'ivy', 'jan', 'eve']
jon:  ['abi', 'fay', 'jan', 'gay', 'eve', 'bea', 'dee', 'cath', 'ivy', 'hope']

gal_preferences =
abi:  ['bob', 'fred', 'jon', 'gav', 'ian', 'abe', 'dan', 'ed', 'col', 'hal']
bea:  ['bob', 'abe', 'col', 'fred', 'gav', 'dan', 'ian', 'ed', 'jon', 'hal']
cath: ['fred', 'bob', 'ed', 'gav', 'hal', 'col', 'ian', 'abe', 'dan', 'jon']
dee:  ['fred', 'jon', 'col', 'abe', 'ian', 'hal', 'gav', 'dan', 'bob', 'ed']
eve:  ['jon', 'hal', 'fred', 'dan', 'abe', 'gav', 'col', 'ed', 'ian', 'bob']
fay:  ['bob', 'abe', 'ed', 'ian', 'jon', 'dan', 'fred', 'gav', 'col', 'hal']
gay:  ['jon', 'gav', 'hal', 'fred', 'bob', 'abe', 'col', 'ed', 'dan', 'ian']
hope: ['gav', 'jon', 'bob', 'abe', 'ian', 'dan', 'hal', 'ed', 'col', 'fred']
ivy:  ['ian', 'col', 'hal', 'gav', 'fred', 'bob', 'abe', 'ed', 'jon', 'dan']
jan:  ['ed', 'hal', 'gav', 'abe', 'bob', 'jon', 'col', 'ian', 'fred', 'dan']

guys = (new Person(name, preferences) for name, preferences of guy_preferences)
gals = (new Person(name, preferences) for name, preferences of gal_preferences)
[guys, gals]

do ->
[guys, gals] = Population()
mate_off guys, gals
report_on_mates guys
perturb guys
report_on_mates guys
```

{{out}}

```
> coffee stable_marriage.coffee
abe gets abi first
bob gets cath first
col gets hope first
dan gets ivy first
ed gets jan first
fred gets bea first
gav gets gay first
hal cannot steal abi from abe
ian steals hope from col
jon steals abi from abe
hal gets eve first
col cannot steal eve from hal
abe cannot steal eve from hal
col cannot steal abi from jon
abe cannot steal cath from bob
col gets dee first
abe steals ivy from dan
dan gets fay first

----Marriage Report
abe ivy (his choice 3, her choice 6 )
bob cath (his choice 0, her choice 1 )
col dee (his choice 3, her choice 2 )
dan fay (his choice 1, her choice 5 )
ed jan (his choice 0, her choice 0 )
fred bea (his choice 0, her choice 3 )
gav gay (his choice 0, her choice 1 )
hal eve (his choice 1, her choice 1 )
ian hope (his choice 0, her choice 4 )
jon abi (his choice 0, her choice 2 )

Perturbing with abe, ivy, bob, cath

----Marriage Report
abe cath (his choice 2, her choice 7 )
bob ivy (his choice 8, her choice 5 )
col dee (his choice 3, her choice 2 )
dan fay (his choice 1, her choice 5 )
ed jan (his choice 0, her choice 0 )
fred bea (his choice 0, her choice 3 )
gav gay (his choice 0, her choice 1 )
hal eve (his choice 1, her choice 1 )
ian hope (his choice 0, her choice 4 )
jon abi (his choice 0, her choice 2 )
bob and cath would stray
bob and fay would stray
bob and bea would stray
bob and hope would stray
bob and abi would stray

```

## ColdFusion

```
PERSON.CFC

component displayName="Person" accessors="true" {
property name="Name" type="string";
property name="MrOrMrsGoodEnough" type="Person";
property name="UnrealisticExpectations" type="array";
property name="PersonalHistory" type="array";

public Person function init( required String name ) {
setName( arguments.name );
setPersonalHistory([ getName() & " is on the market." ]);
this.HotnessScale = 0;
return this;
}

public Boolean function hasSettled() {
// if we have settled, return true;
return isInstanceOf( getMrOrMrsGoodEnough(), "Person" );
}

public Person function getBestOfWhatIsLeft() {
// increment the hotness scale...1 is best, 10 is...well...VERY settling.
this.HotnessScale++;
// get the match from the current rung in the barrel
var bestChoice = getUnrealisticExpectations()[ this.HotnessScale ];
return bestChoice;
}

public Boolean function wouldRatherBeWith( required Person person ) {
// only compare if we've already settled on a potential mate
if( isInstanceOf( this.getMrOrMrsGoodEnough(), "Person" ) ) {
// if the new person's hotness is greater (numerically smaller) than our current beau...
return getHotness( this, arguments.person ) < getHotness( this, this.getMrOrMrsGoodEnough() );
}
return false;
}

public Void function settle( required Person person ) {
if( person.hasSettled() ) {
// this is the match we want. Force a break up of a previous relationship (sorry!)
dumpLikeATonOfBricks( person );
}
person.setMrOrMrsGoodEnough( this );
if( hasSettled() ) {
// this is the match we want, so write a dear john to our current match
dumpLikeATonOfBricks( this );
}
logHookup( arguments.person );
// we've found the mate of our dreams!
setMrOrMrsGoodEnough( arguments.person );
}

public Void function swing( required Person person ) {
// get our spouses
var mySpouse = getMrOrMrsGoodEnough();
var notMySpouse = arguments.person.getMrOrMrsGoodEnough();
// swap em'
setMrOrMrsGoodEnough( notMySpouse );
person.setMrOrMrsGoodEnough( mySpouse );
}

public Void function dumpLikeATonOfBricks( required Person person ) {
logBreakup( arguments.person );
person.getMrOrMrsGoodEnough().setMrOrMrsGoodEnough( JavaCast( "null", "" ) );
}

public String function psychoAnalyze() {
logNuptuals();
logRegrets();
var personalJourney = "";
for( var entry in getPersonalHistory() ) {
personalJourney = personalJourney & entry & "<br />";
}
return personalJourney;
}

private Numeric function getHotness( required Person pursuer, required Person pursued ) {
var pursuersExpectations = pursuer.getUnrealisticExpectations();
var hotnessFactor = 1;
for( var hotnessFactor=1; hotnessFactor<=arrayLen( pursuersExpectations ); hotnessFactor++ ) {
if( pursuersExpectations[ hotnessFactor ].getName()==arguments.pursued.getName() ) {
return hotnessFactor;
}
}
}

private Void function logRegrets() {
var spouse = getMrOrMrsGoodEnough();
var spouseHotness = getHotness( this, spouse );
var myHotness = getHotness( spouse, this );
if( spouseHotness == 1 && myHotness == 1 ) {
arrayAppend( getPersonalHistory(), "Yes, yes, the beautiful people always find happy endings: #getName()# (her ###myHotness#), #spouse.getName()# (his ###spouseHotness#)");
}
else if( spouseHotness == myHotness ) {
arrayAppend( getPersonalHistory(), "#getName()# (her ###myHotness#) was made for #spouse.getName()# (his ###spouseHotness#). How precious.");
}
else if( spouseHotness > myHotness ) {
arrayAppend( getPersonalHistory(), "#getName()# (her ###myHotness#) could have done better than #spouse.getName()# (his ###spouseHotness#). Poor slob.");
}
else {
arrayAppend( getPersonalHistory(), "#getName()# (her ###myHotness#) is a lucky bastard to have landed #spouse.getName()# (his ###spouseHotness#).");
}
}

private Void function logNuptuals() {
arrayAppend( getPersonalHistory(), "#getName()# has settled for #getMrOrMrsGoodEnough().getName()#." );
}

private Void function logHookup( required Person person ) {
var winnerHotness = getHotness( this, arguments.person );
var myHotness = getHotness( arguments.person, this );
arrayAppend( getPersonalHistory(), "#getName()# (her ###myHotness#) is checking out #arguments.person.getName()# (his ###winnerHotness#), but wants to keep his options open.");
}

private Void function logBreakup( required Person person ) {
var scrub = person.getMrOrMrsGoodEnough();
var scrubHotness = getHotness( person, scrub );
var myHotness = getHotness( person, this );
arrayAppend( getPersonalHistory(), "#getName()# is so hot (her ###myHotness#) that #person.getName()# is dumping #scrub.getName()# (her ###scrubHotness#)");
}
}

```
```
INDEX.CFM

<cfscript>
/**
* Let's get these crazy kids married!
* @men.hint The men who want to get married
*/
function doCreepyMassMarriages( required Array men ) {
marriagesAreStable = false;
while( !marriagesAreStable ) {
marriagesAreStable = true;
for( man in men ) {
if( !man.hasSettled() ) {
marriagesAreStable = false;
}
}
}
}
return men;
}

/**
* We played God...now let's see if society is going to survive
* @men.hint The married men
* @women.hint The married women
*/
function isSocietyStable( required Array men, required Array women ) {
// loop over married men
for( var man in arguments.men ) {
// loop over married women
for( var woman in arguments.women ) {
// if the man does not prefer this woman to his current spouse, and the women
// doesn't prefer the man to her current spouse, this is the best possible match
if( man.wouldRatherBeWith( woman ) && woman.wouldRatherBeWith( man ) ) {
return false;
}
}
}
return true;
}

// the men
abe = new Person( "Abe" );
bob = new Person( "Bob" );
col = new Person( "Col" );
dan = new Person( "Dan" );
ed = new Person( "Ed" );
fred = new Person( "Fred" );
gav = new Person( "Gav" );
hal = new Person( "Hal" );
ian = new Person( "Ian" );
jon = new Person( "Jon" );

men = [ abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon ];

// the women
abi = new Person( "Abi" );
bea = new Person( "Bea" );
cath = new Person( "Cath" );
dee = new Person( "Dee" );
eve = new Person( "Eve" );
fay = new Person( "Fay" );
gay = new Person( "Gay" );
hope = new Person( "Hope" );
ivy = new Person( "Ivy" );
jan = new Person( "Jan" );

women = [ abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan ];

// set unrealistic expectations for the men
abe.setUnrealisticExpectations([ abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay ]);
bob.setUnrealisticExpectations([ cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay ]);
col.setUnrealisticExpectations([ hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan ]);
dan.setUnrealisticExpectations([ ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi ]);
ed.setUnrealisticExpectations([ jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay ]);
fred.setUnrealisticExpectations([ bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay ]);
gav.setUnrealisticExpectations([ gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay ]);
hal.setUnrealisticExpectations([ abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee ]);
ian.setUnrealisticExpectations([ hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve ]);
jon.setUnrealisticExpectations([ abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope ]);
// set unrealistic expectations for the women
abi.setUnrealisticExpectations([ bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal ]);
bea.setUnrealisticExpectations([ bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal ]);
cath.setUnrealisticExpectations([ fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon ]);
dee.setUnrealisticExpectations([ fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed ]);
eve.setUnrealisticExpectations([ jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob ]);
fay.setUnrealisticExpectations([ bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal ]);
gay.setUnrealisticExpectations([ jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian ]);
hope.setUnrealisticExpectations([ gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred ]);
ivy.setUnrealisticExpectations([ ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan ]);
jan.setUnrealisticExpectations([ ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan ]);

// here comes the bride, duhn, duhn, duh-duhn
possiblyHappilyMarriedMen = doCreepyMassMarriages( men );
// let's see who shacked up!
for( man in possiblyHappilyMarriedMen ) {
writeoutput( man.psychoAnalyze() & "<br />" );
}
// check if society is stable
if( isSocietyStable( men, women ) ) {
writeoutput( "Hey, look at that. Creepy social engineering works. Sort of...<br /><br />" );
}
// what happens if couples start swingin'?
jon.swing( fred );
writeoutput( "Swapping Jon and Fred's wives...will society survive?<br /><br />" );
// check if society is still stable after the swingers
if( !isSocietyStable( men, women ) ) {
writeoutput( "Nope, now everything is broken. Sharing spouses doesn't work, kids.<br />" );
}
</cfscript>

```

{{out}}

```
Abe is on the market.
Abe (her #6) is checking out Abi (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Abe (her #5) is checking out Eve (his #2), but wants to keep his options open.
Abe is so hot (her #7) that Ivy is dumping Dan (her #10)
Abe (her #7) is checking out Ivy (his #4), but wants to keep his options open.
Abe has settled for Ivy.
Abe (her #7) is lucky to have landed Ivy (his #4).

Bob is on the market.
Bob (her #2) is checking out Cath (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Bob has settled for Cath.
Bob (her #2) is lucky to have landed Cath (his #1).

Col is on the market.
Col (her #9) is checking out Hope (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Col (her #3) is checking out Dee (his #4), but wants to keep his options open.
Col has settled for Dee.
Col (her #3) could have done better than Dee (his #4).

Dan is on the market.
Dan (her #10) is checking out Ivy (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Dan (her #6) is checking out Fay (his #2), but wants to keep his options open.
Dan has settled for Fay.
Dan (her #6) is lucky to have landed Fay (his #2).

Ed is on the market.
Ed (her #1) is checking out Jan (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Ed has settled for Jan.
Yes, yes, the beautiful people always find happy endings: Ed (her #1), Jan (his #1)

Fred is on the market.
Fred (her #4) is checking out Bea (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Fred has settled for Bea.
Fred (her #4) is lucky to have landed Bea (his #1).

Gav is on the market.
Gav (her #2) is checking out Gay (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Gav has settled for Gay.
Gav (her #2) is lucky to have landed Gay (his #1).

Hal is on the market.
Hal is so hot (her #2) that Eve is dumping Abe (her #5)
Hal (her #2) is checking out Eve (his #2), but wants to keep his options open.
Hal has settled for Eve.
Hal (her #2) was made for Eve (his #2). How precious.

Ian is on the market.
Ian is so hot (her #5) that Hope is dumping Col (her #9)
Ian (her #5) is checking out Hope (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Ian has settled for Hope.
Ian (her #5) is lucky to have landed Hope (his #1).

Jon is on the market.
Jon is so hot (her #3) that Abi is dumping Abe (her #6)
Jon (her #3) is checking out Abi (his #1), but wants to keep his options open.
Jon has settled for Abi.
Jon (her #3) is lucky to have landed Abi (his #1).
// Is society stable?
Hey, look at that. Creepy social engineering works. Sort of...

Swapping Jon and Fred's wives...will society survive?
// How about now? Still stable?
Nope, now everything is broken. Sharing spouses doesn't work, kids.

```

## D

From the Python and Java versions:

```import std.stdio, std.array, std.algorithm, std.string;

string[string] matchmaker(string[][string] guyPrefers,
string[][string] girlPrefers) /*@safe*/ {
string[string] engagedTo;
string[] freeGuys = guyPrefers.keys;

while (freeGuys.length) {
const string thisGuy = freeGuys[0];
freeGuys.popFront();
const auto thisGuyPrefers = guyPrefers[thisGuy];
foreach (girl; thisGuyPrefers) {
if (girl !in engagedTo) { // girl is free
engagedTo[girl] = thisGuy;
break;
} else {
string otherGuy = engagedTo[girl];
string[] thisGirlPrefers = girlPrefers[girl];
if (thisGirlPrefers.countUntil(thisGuy) <
thisGirlPrefers.countUntil(otherGuy)) {
// this girl prefers this guy to
// the guy she's engagedTo to.
engagedTo[girl] = thisGuy;
freeGuys ~= otherGuy;
break;
}
// else no change, keep looking for this guy
}
}
}

return engagedTo;
}

bool check(bool doPrint=false)(string[string] engagedTo,
string[][string] guyPrefers,
string[][string] galPrefers) @safe {
enum MSG = "%s likes %s better than %s and %s " ~
"likes %s better than their current partner";
string[string] inverseEngaged;
foreach (k, v; engagedTo)
inverseEngaged[v] = k;

foreach (she, he; engagedTo) {
auto sheLikes = galPrefers[she];
auto sheLikesBetter = sheLikes[0 .. sheLikes.countUntil(he)];
auto heLikes = guyPrefers[he];
auto heLikesBetter = heLikes[0 .. heLikes.countUntil(she)];
foreach (guy; sheLikesBetter) {
auto guysGirl = inverseEngaged[guy];
auto guyLikes = guyPrefers[guy];

if (guyLikes.countUntil(guysGirl) >
guyLikes.countUntil(she)) {
static if (doPrint)
writefln(MSG, she, guy, he, guy, she);
return false;
}
}

foreach (gal; heLikesBetter) {
auto girlsGuy = engagedTo[gal];
auto galLikes = galPrefers[gal];

if (galLikes.countUntil(girlsGuy) >
galLikes.countUntil(he)) {
static if (doPrint)
writefln(MSG, he, gal, she, gal, he);
return false;
}
}
}

return true;
}

void main() /*@safe*/ {
auto guyData = "abe  abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay
bob  cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay
col  hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan
dan  ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi
ed   jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay
fred bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay
gav  gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay
hal  abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee
ian  hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve
jon  abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope";

auto galData = "abi  bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal
bea  bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal
cath fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon
dee  fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed
eve  jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob
fay  bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal
gay  jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian
hope gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred
ivy  ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan
jan  ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan";

string[][string] guyPrefers, galPrefers;
foreach (line; guyData.splitLines())
guyPrefers[split(line)[0]] = split(line)[1..\$];
foreach (line; galData.splitLines())
galPrefers[split(line)[0]] = split(line)[1..\$];

writeln("Engagements:");
auto engagedTo = matchmaker(guyPrefers, galPrefers);

writeln("\nCouples:");
string[] parts;
foreach (k; engagedTo.keys.sort())
writefln("%s is engagedTo to %s", k, engagedTo[k]);
writeln();

bool c = check!(true)(engagedTo, guyPrefers, galPrefers);
writeln("Marriages are ", c ? "stable" : "unstable");

writeln("\n\nSwapping two fiances to introduce an error");
auto gals = galPrefers.keys.sort();
swap(engagedTo[gals[0]], engagedTo[gals[1]]);
foreach (gal; gals[0 .. 2])
writefln("  %s is now engagedTo to %s", gal, engagedTo[gal]);
writeln();

c = check!(true)(engagedTo, guyPrefers, galPrefers);
writeln("Marriages are ", c ? "stable" : "unstable");
}
```

{{out}}

```Engagements:

Couples:
abi is engagedTo to jon
bea is engagedTo to fred
cath is engagedTo to bob
dee is engagedTo to col
eve is engagedTo to hal
fay is engagedTo to dan
gay is engagedTo to gav
hope is engagedTo to ian
ivy is engagedTo to abe
jan is engagedTo to ed

Marriages are stable

Swapping two fiances to introduce an error
abi is now engagedTo to fred
bea is now engagedTo to jon

fred likes bea better than abi and bea likes fred better than their current partner
Marriages are unstable
```

### Stronger Version

```import std.stdio, std.algorithm, std.array;

enum F { abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan }
enum M { abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon }

alias PrefMapF = M[][F];
alias PrefMapM = F[][M];
alias Couples = M[F];

immutable PrefMapF womenPref;
immutable PrefMapM menPref;

static this() pure nothrow @safe {
with (F) with (M) {
womenPref = [
abi:  [bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal],
bea:  [bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal],
cath: [fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon],
dee:  [fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed],
eve:  [jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob],
fay:  [bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal],
gay:  [jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian],
hope: [gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred],
ivy:  [ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan],
jan:  [ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan]
];

menPref = [
abe:  [abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay],
bob:  [cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay],
col:  [hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan],
dan:  [ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi],
ed:   [jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay],
fred: [bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay],
gav:  [gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay],
hal:  [abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee],
ian:  [hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve],
jon:  [abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope]
];
}
}

/// Does 'first' appear before 'second' in preference list?
bool prefers(T)(in T[] preference, in T first, in T second)
pure nothrow @safe @nogc if (is(T == F) || is(T == M)) {
//const found = preference.findAmong([first, second]);
immutable T[2] two = [first, second];
const found = preference.findAmong(two[]);
return !(found.empty || found.front == second);
}

void checkStability(in Couples engaged, in PrefMapM menPref,
in PrefMapF womenPref) @safe {
"Stablility:".writeln;
bool stable = true;
foreach (immutable bride, immutable groom; engaged) {
const prefList = menPref[groom];

foreach (immutable pr; prefList) {
if (pr == bride) // He prefers his bride.
break;

if (prefers(prefList, pr, bride) &&
// He prefers another woman.
prefers(womenPref[pr], groom, engaged[pr])) {
// Other woman prefers him.
writeln("\t", pr, " prefers ", groom, " over ",
engaged[pr], " and ", groom, " prefers ",
pr, " over ", bride);
stable = false;
}
}
}

if (stable)
"\t(all marriages stable)".writeln;
}

void main() /*@safe*/ {
auto bachelors = menPref.keys.sort().release;// No queue in Phobos.
Couples engaged;

"Matchmaking:".writeln;
while (!bachelors.empty) {
immutable suitor = bachelors[0];
bachelors.popFront;
immutable prefList = menPref[suitor];

foreach (immutable bride; prefList) {
if (bride !in engaged) { // She's available.
writeln("\t", bride, " and ", suitor);
engaged[bride] = suitor; // Hook up.
break;
}

immutable groom = engaged[bride];
if (prefers(womenPref[bride], suitor, groom)) {
writeln("\t", bride, " dumped ", groom,
" for ", suitor);
bachelors ~= groom; // Dump that zero.
engaged[bride] = suitor; // Get a hero.
break;
}
}
}

"Engagements:".writeln;
foreach (immutable first, immutable second; engaged)
writeln("\t", first, " and ", second);

checkStability(engaged, menPref, womenPref);

"Perturb:".writeln;
engaged[F.abi].swap(engaged[F.bea]);
writeln("\tengage abi with ", engaged[F.abi],
" and bea with ", engaged[F.bea]);

checkStability(engaged, menPref, womenPref);
}

```

{{out}}

```Matchmaking:
abi and abe
cath and bob
hope and col
ivy and dan
jan and ed
bea and fred
gay and gav
eve and hal
hope dumped col for ian
abi dumped abe for jon
dee and col
ivy dumped dan for abe
fay and dan
Engagements:
abi and jon
ivy and abe
eve and hal
jan and ed
bea and fred
fay and dan
cath and bob
gay and gav
hope and ian
dee and col
Stablility:
(all marriages stable)
Perturb:
engage abi with fred and bea with jon
Stablility:
bea prefers fred over jon and fred prefers bea over abi
fay prefers jon over dan and jon prefers fay over bea
gay prefers jon over gav and jon prefers gay over bea
eve prefers jon over hal and jon prefers eve over bea
```

## EchoLisp

```
(lib 'hash)
;; input data
(define M-RANKS
'(( abe abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay)
(  bob cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay)
(  col hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan)
(  dan ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi)
(   ed jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay)
( fred bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay)
(  gav gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay)
(  hal abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee)
(  ian hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve)
(  jon abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope)))

(define W-RANKS
'((  abi bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal)
(  bea bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal)
( cath fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon)
(  dee fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed)
(  eve jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob)
(  fay bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal)
(  gay jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian)
( hope gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred)
(  ivy ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan)
(  jan ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan)))

;; build preferences hash
(define (set-prefs ranks  prefs)
(for/list ((r ranks))
(hash-set prefs (first r) (rest r))
(first r)))

(define (engage  m w)    (hash-set ENGAGED m w) (hash-set ENGAGED w m) (writeln  m w '👫 ))
(define (disengage  m w) (hash-remove! ENGAGED m ) (hash-remove! ENGAGED w) (writeln '💔 m w))
(define (engaged x)      (hash-ref ENGAGED x))
(define (free? x)        (not (engaged x)))
(define (free-man men)   (for ((man men)) #:break (free? man) => man  #f))

(define (prefers? prefs x a b) (member b  (member a (hash-ref prefs x))))
;; get first choice and remove it from prefs list
(define (first-choice prefs m)
(define w (first (hash-ref prefs m)))
(hash-set prefs m (rest (hash-ref prefs m)))
w)

;; sets ENGAGED couples
;;  https//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stable_marriage_problem

(define (stableMatching  (prefs (make-hash)) (m) (w))
(define-global 'ENGAGED (make-hash))
(define men   (set-prefs  M-RANKS prefs))
(define women (set-prefs  W-RANKS prefs))
(while (setv! m (free-man men))
(set! w (first-choice prefs m))
(if (free? w)
(engage m w)
(let [(dumped (engaged w))]
(when (prefers? prefs w m dumped)
(disengage w dumped)
(engage w m)))))
(hash->list ENGAGED))

;; input : ENGAGED couples
(define (checkStable (prefs (make-hash)))
(define men   (set-prefs  M-RANKS  prefs))
(define women (set-prefs  W-RANKS  prefs))
(for* [(man men) (woman women)]
#:continue (equal? woman (engaged man))
(when (and
(prefers? prefs man woman (engaged man))
(prefers? prefs woman man (engaged woman)))
(error 'not-stable (list man woman)))))

```

{{out}}

```
(stableMatching)
👫     abe     abi
👫     bob     cath
👫     col     hope
👫     dan     ivy
👫     ed     jan
👫     fred     bea
👫     gav     gay
👫     hal     eve
💔     hope     col
👫     hope     ian
👫     col     dee
💔     abi     abe
👫     abi     jon
💔     ivy     dan
👫     ivy     abe
👫     dan     fay
((abe . ivy) (abi . jon) (bob . cath) (cath . bob) (col . dee) (hope . ian) (dan . fay) (ivy . abe) (ed . jan)
(jan . ed) (fred . bea) (bea . fred) (gav . gay) (gay . gav) (hal . eve) (eve . hal) (ian . hope) (dee . col) (jon . abi) (fay . dan))

(disengage 'abe 'ivy)
(disengage 'hope 'ian)
(engage 'abe 'hope)
(engage 'ivy 'ian)
(checkStable)

💔     abe     ivy
💔     hope     ian
abe     hope     👫
ivy     ian     👫
😡 error: not-stable (abe bea)

```

```let menPrefs =
Map.ofList
["abe",  ["abi";"eve";"cath";"ivy";"jan";"dee";"fay";"bea";"hope";"gay"];
"bob",  ["cath";"hope";"abi";"dee";"eve";"fay";"bea";"jan";"ivy";"gay"];
"col",  ["hope";"eve";"abi";"dee";"bea";"fay";"ivy";"gay";"cath";"jan"];
"dan",  ["ivy";"fay";"dee";"gay";"hope";"eve";"jan";"bea";"cath";"abi"];
"ed",   ["jan";"dee";"bea";"cath";"fay";"eve";"abi";"ivy";"hope";"gay"];
"fred", ["bea";"abi";"dee";"gay";"eve";"ivy";"cath";"jan";"hope";"fay"];
"gav",  ["gay";"eve";"ivy";"bea";"cath";"abi";"dee";"hope";"jan";"fay"];
"hal",  ["abi";"eve";"hope";"fay";"ivy";"cath";"jan";"bea";"gay";"dee"];
"ian",  ["hope";"cath";"dee";"gay";"bea";"abi";"fay";"ivy";"jan";"eve"];
"jon",  ["abi";"fay";"jan";"gay";"eve";"bea";"dee";"cath";"ivy";"hope"];
]

let womenPrefs =
Map.ofList
["abi",  ["bob";"fred";"jon";"gav";"ian";"abe";"dan";"ed";"col";"hal"];
"bea",  ["bob";"abe";"col";"fred";"gav";"dan";"ian";"ed";"jon";"hal"];
"cath", ["fred";"bob";"ed";"gav";"hal";"col";"ian";"abe";"dan";"jon"];
"dee",  ["fred";"jon";"col";"abe";"ian";"hal";"gav";"dan";"bob";"ed"];
"eve",  ["jon";"hal";"fred";"dan";"abe";"gav";"col";"ed";"ian";"bob"];
"fay",  ["bob";"abe";"ed";"ian";"jon";"dan";"fred";"gav";"col";"hal"];
"gay",  ["jon";"gav";"hal";"fred";"bob";"abe";"col";"ed";"dan";"ian"];
"hope", ["gav";"jon";"bob";"abe";"ian";"dan";"hal";"ed";"col";"fred"];
"ivy",  ["ian";"col";"hal";"gav";"fred";"bob";"abe";"ed";"jon";"dan"];
"jan",  ["ed";"hal";"gav";"abe";"bob";"jon";"col";"ian";"fred";"dan"];
]

let men = menPrefs |> Map.toList |> List.map fst |> List.sort
let women = womenPrefs |> Map.toList |> List.map fst |> List.sort

type Configuration =
{
proposed: Map<string,string list>; // man -> list of women
wifeOf: Map<string, string>; // man -> woman
husbandOf: Map<string, string>;  // woman -> man
}

// query functions

let isFreeMan config man = config.wifeOf.TryFind man = None

let isFreeWoman config woman = config.husbandOf.TryFind woman = None

let hasProposedTo config man woman =
defaultArg (config.proposed.TryFind(man)) []
|> List.exists ((=) woman)

// helper
let negate f = fun x -> not (f x)

// returns those 'women' who 'man' has not proposed to before
let notProposedBy config man women = List.filter (negate (hasProposedTo config man)) women

let prefers (prefs:Map<string,string list>) w m1 m2 =
let order = prefs.[w]
let m1i = List.findIndex ((=) m1) order
let m2i = List.findIndex ((=) m2) order
m1i < m2i

let womanPrefers = prefers womenPrefs
let manPrefers = prefers menPrefs

// returns the women that m likes better than his current fiancée
let preferredWomen config m =
let w = config.wifeOf.[m]
women
|> List.filter (fun w' -> manPrefers m w' w)  // '

// whether there is a woman who m likes better than his current fiancée
// and who also likes him better than her current fiancé
let prefersAWomanWhoAlsoPrefersHim config m =
preferredWomen config m
|> List.exists (fun w -> womanPrefers w m config.husbandOf.[w])

let isStable config =
not (List.exists (prefersAWomanWhoAlsoPrefersHim config) men)

// modifiers (return new configurations)

let engage config man woman =
{ config with wifeOf = config.wifeOf.Add(man, woman);

let breakOff config man =
let woman = config.wifeOf.[man]
{ config with wifeOf = config.wifeOf.Remove(man);
husbandOf = config.husbandOf.Remove(woman) }

let propose config m w =
// remember the proposition
let proposedByM = defaultArg (config.proposed.TryFind m) []
let proposed' = config.proposed.Add(m, w::proposedByM) // '
let config = { config with proposed = proposed'}  // '
// actually try to engage
if isFreeWoman config w then engage config m w
else
let m' = config.husbandOf.[w] // '
if womanPrefers w m m' then // '
let config = breakOff config m' // '
engage config m w
else
config

// do one step of the algorithm; returns None if no more steps are possible
let step config : Configuration option =
let freeMen = men |> List.filter (isFreeMan config)
let menWhoCanPropose =
freeMen |>
List.filter (fun man -> (notProposedBy config man women) <> [] )
match menWhoCanPropose with
| [] -> None
| m::_ -> let unproposedByM = menPrefs.[m] |> notProposedBy config m
// w is automatically the highest ranked because menPrefs.[m] is the source
Some( propose config m w )

let rec loop config =
match step config with
| None -> config
| Some config' -> loop config' // '

// find solution and print it
let solution = loop { proposed = Map.empty<string, string list>;
wifeOf = Map.empty<string, string>;
husbandOf = Map.empty<string, string> }

for woman, man in Map.toList solution.husbandOf do
printfn "%s is engaged to %s" woman man

printfn "Solution is stable: %A" (isStable solution)

// create unstable configuration by perturbing the solution
let perturbed =
let gal0 = women.[0]
let gal1 = women.[1]
let guy0 = solution.husbandOf.[gal0]
let guy1 = solution.husbandOf.[gal1]
{ solution with wifeOf = solution.wifeOf.Add( guy0, gal1 ).Add( guy1, gal0 );

printfn "Perturbed is stable: %A" (isStable perturbed)
```

{{out}}

```
abi is engaged to jon
bea is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to bob
dee is engaged to col
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
gay is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy is engaged to abe
jan is engaged to ed
Solution is stable: true
Perturbed is stable: false

```

## Go

```package main

import "fmt"

// Asymetry in the algorithm suggests different data structures for the
// map value types of the proposers and the recipients.  Proposers go down
// their list of preferences in order, and do not need random access.
// Recipients on the other hand must compare their preferences to arbitrary
// proposers.  A slice is adequate for proposers, but a map allows direct
// lookups for recipients and avoids looping code.
type proposers map[string][]string

var mPref = proposers{
"abe": []string{
"abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan",
"dee", "fay", "bea", "hope", "gay"},
"bob": []string{
"cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve",
"fay", "bea", "jan", "ivy", "gay"},
"col": []string{
"hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea",
"fay", "ivy", "gay", "cath", "jan"},
"dan": []string{
"ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope",
"eve", "jan", "bea", "cath", "abi"},
"ed": []string{
"jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay",
"eve", "abi", "ivy", "hope", "gay"},
"fred": []string{
"bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve",
"ivy", "cath", "jan", "hope", "fay"},
"gav": []string{
"gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath",
"abi", "dee", "hope", "jan", "fay"},
"hal": []string{
"abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy",
"cath", "jan", "bea", "gay", "dee"},
"ian": []string{
"hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea",
"abi", "fay", "ivy", "jan", "eve"},
"jon": []string{
"abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve",
"bea", "dee", "cath", "ivy", "hope"},
}

type recipients map[string]map[string]int

var wPref = recipients{
"abi": map[string]int{
"bob": 1, "fred": 2, "jon": 3, "gav": 4, "ian": 5,
"abe": 6, "dan": 7, "ed": 8, "col": 9, "hal": 10},
"bea": map[string]int{
"bob": 1, "abe": 2, "col": 3, "fred": 4, "gav": 5,
"dan": 6, "ian": 7, "ed": 8, "jon": 9, "hal": 10},
"cath": map[string]int{
"fred": 1, "bob": 2, "ed": 3, "gav": 4, "hal": 5,
"col": 6, "ian": 7, "abe": 8, "dan": 9, "jon": 10},
"dee": map[string]int{
"fred": 1, "jon": 2, "col": 3, "abe": 4, "ian": 5,
"hal": 6, "gav": 7, "dan": 8, "bob": 9, "ed": 10},
"eve": map[string]int{
"jon": 1, "hal": 2, "fred": 3, "dan": 4, "abe": 5,
"gav": 6, "col": 7, "ed": 8, "ian": 9, "bob": 10},
"fay": map[string]int{
"bob": 1, "abe": 2, "ed": 3, "ian": 4, "jon": 5,
"dan": 6, "fred": 7, "gav": 8, "col": 9, "hal": 10},
"gay": map[string]int{
"jon": 1, "gav": 2, "hal": 3, "fred": 4, "bob": 5,
"abe": 6, "col": 7, "ed": 8, "dan": 9, "ian": 10},
"hope": map[string]int{
"gav": 1, "jon": 2, "bob": 3, "abe": 4, "ian": 5,
"dan": 6, "hal": 7, "ed": 8, "col": 9, "fred": 10},
"ivy": map[string]int{
"ian": 1, "col": 2, "hal": 3, "gav": 4, "fred": 5,
"bob": 6, "abe": 7, "ed": 8, "jon": 9, "dan": 10},
"jan": map[string]int{
"ed": 1, "hal": 2, "gav": 3, "abe": 4, "bob": 5,
"jon": 6, "col": 7, "ian": 8, "fred": 9, "dan": 10},
}

func main() {
// get parings by Gale/Shapley algorithm
ps := pair(mPref, wPref)
// show results
fmt.Println("\nresult:")
if !validateStable(ps, mPref, wPref) {
return
}
// perturb
for {
i := 0
var w2, m2 [2]string
for w, m := range ps {
w2[i] = w
m2[i] = m
if i == 1 {
break
}
i++
}
fmt.Println("\nexchanging partners of", m2[0], "and", m2[1])
ps[w2[0]] = m2[1]
ps[w2[1]] = m2[0]
// validate perturbed parings
if !validateStable(ps, mPref, wPref) {
return
}
// if those happened to be stable as well, perturb more
}
}

type parings map[string]string // map[recipient]proposer (or map[w]m)

// Pair implements the Gale/Shapley algorithm.
func pair(pPref proposers, rPref recipients) parings {
// code is destructive on the maps, so work with copies
pFree := proposers{}
for k, v := range pPref {
pFree[k] = append([]string{}, v...)
}
rFree := recipients{}
for k, v := range rPref {
rFree[k] = v
}
// struct only used in this function.
// preferences must be saved in case engagement is broken.
type save struct {
proposer string
pPref    []string
rPref    map[string]int
}
proposals := map[string]save{} // key is recipient (w)

// WP pseudocode comments prefaced with WP: m is proposer, w is recipient.
// WP: while ∃ free man m who still has a woman w to propose to
for len(pFree) > 0 { // while there is a free proposer,
var proposer string
var ppref []string
for proposer, ppref = range pFree {
break // pick a proposer at random, whatever range delivers first.
}
if len(ppref) == 0 {
continue // if proposer has no possible recipients, skip
}
// WP: w = m's highest ranked such woman to whom he has not yet proposed
recipient := ppref[0] // highest ranged is first in list.
ppref = ppref[1:]     // pop from list
var rpref map[string]int
var ok bool
// WP: if w is free
if rpref, ok = rFree[recipient]; ok {
// WP: (m, w) become engaged
// (common code follows if statement)
} else {
// WP: else some pair (m', w) already exists
s := proposals[recipient] // get proposal saved preferences
// WP: if w prefers m to m'
if s.rPref[proposer] < s.rPref[s.proposer] {
fmt.Println("engagement broken:", recipient, s.proposer)
// WP: m' becomes free
pFree[s.proposer] = s.pPref // return proposer to the map
// WP: (m, w) become engaged
rpref = s.rPref
// (common code follows if statement)
} else {
// WP: else (m', w) remain engaged
pFree[proposer] = ppref // update preferences in map
continue
}
}
fmt.Println("engagement:", recipient, proposer)
proposals[recipient] = save{proposer, ppref, rpref}
delete(pFree, proposer)
delete(rFree, recipient)
}
// construct return value
ps := parings{}
for recipient, s := range proposals {
ps[recipient] = s.proposer
}
return ps
}

func validateStable(ps parings, pPref proposers, rPref recipients) bool {
for r, p := range ps {
fmt.Println(r, p)
}
for r, p := range ps {
for _, rp := range pPref[p] {
if rp == r {
break
}
rprefs := rPref[rp]
if rprefs[p] < rprefs[ps[rp]] {
fmt.Println("unstable.")
fmt.Printf("%s and %s would prefer each other over"+
" their current pairings.\n", p, rp)
return false
}
}
}
fmt.Println("stable.")
return true
}
```

{{out}}

```
engagement: hope col
engagement: bea fred
engagement: ivy dan
engagement: cath bob
engagement: abi abe
engagement broken: abi abe
engagement: abi jon
engagement: gay gav
engagement: eve abe
engagement: jan ed
engagement broken: hope col
engagement: hope ian
engagement: dee col
engagement broken: eve abe
engagement: eve hal
engagement broken: ivy dan
engagement: ivy abe
engagement: fay dan

result:
fay dan
dee col
cath bob
hope ian
eve hal
jan ed
abi jon
gay gav
ivy abe
bea fred
stable.

exchanging partners of fred and dan
ivy abe
bea dan
fay fred
dee col
cath bob
hope ian
eve hal
jan ed
abi jon
gay gav
unstable.
dan and fay would prefer each other over their current pairings.

```

## Groovy

{{trans|Java}} (more or less) Uses explicit maps for preference ranking rather than list position. Uses Man and Woman enumerated types instead of string names, in order to take advantage of compile time type and constant checking to help keep the playas straight without a scorecard.

"Stable Matching" Solution:

```import static Man.*
import static Woman.*

Map<Woman,Man> match(Map<Man,Map<Woman,Integer>> guysGalRanking, Map<Woman,Map<Man,Integer>> galsGuyRanking) {
Map<Woman,Man> engagedTo = new TreeMap()
List<Man> freeGuys = (Man.values()).clone()
while(freeGuys) {
Man thisGuy = freeGuys[0]
freeGuys -= thisGuy
List<Woman> guyChoices = Woman.values().sort{ she -> - guysGalRanking[thisGuy][she] }
for(Woman girl in guyChoices) {
if(! engagedTo[girl]) {
engagedTo[girl] = thisGuy
break
} else {
Man thatGuy = engagedTo[girl]
if (galsGuyRanking[girl][thisGuy] > galsGuyRanking[girl][thatGuy]) {
engagedTo[girl] = thisGuy
freeGuys << thatGuy
break
}
}
}
}
engagedTo
}
```

"Stability Checking" Solution: (Could do more to eliminate common code. Maybe later.)

```boolean isStable(Map<Woman,Man> matches, Map<Man,Map<Woman,Integer>> guysGalRanking, Map<Woman,Map<Man,Integer>> galsGuyRanking) {
matches.collect{ girl, guy ->
int guysRank = galsGuyRanking[girl][guy]
List<Man> sheLikesBetter = Man.values().findAll{ he -> galsGuyRanking[girl][he] > guysRank }
for(Man otherGuy : sheLikesBetter) {
Woman otherGuyFiancee = matches.find{ pair -> pair.value == otherGuy }.key
if(guysGalRanking[otherGuy][girl] > guysGalRanking[otherGuy][otherGuyFiancee]) {
println """O. M. G. ... \${otherGuy} likes \${girl} better than \${otherGuyFiancee}, and \${girl} likes \${otherGuy} better than \${guy}!
I am TOTALLY 'shipping \${girl} and \${otherGuy} now!"""
return false
}
}

int galsRank = guysGalRanking[guy][girl]
List<Woman> heLikesBetter = Woman.values().findAll{ she -> guysGalRanking[guy][she] > galsRank }
for(Woman otherGal : heLikesBetter) {
Man otherGalFiance = matches[otherGal]
if(galsGuyRanking[otherGal][guy] > galsGuyRanking[otherGal][otherGalFiance]) {
println """O. M. G. ... \${otherGal} likes \${guy} better than \${otherGalFiance}, and \${guy} likes \${otherGal} better than \${girl}!
I am TOTALLY 'shipping \${guy} and \${otherGal} now!"""
return false
}
}
true
}.every()
}
```

Test (Stable and Perturbed):

```enum Man {
abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon
}

enum Woman {
abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan
}

Map<Man,Map<Woman,Integer>> mansWomanRanking = [
(abe): [(abi):10, (eve):9, (cath):8, (ivy):7, (jan):6, (dee):5, (fay):4, (bea):3, (hope):2, (gay):1],
(bob): [(cath):10, (hope):9, (abi):8, (dee):7, (eve):6, (fay):5, (bea):4, (jan):3, (ivy):2, (gay):1],
(col): [(hope):10, (eve):9, (abi):8, (dee):7, (bea):6, (fay):5, (ivy):4, (gay):3, (cath):2, (jan):1],
(dan): [(ivy):10, (fay):9, (dee):8, (gay):7, (hope):6, (eve):5, (jan):4, (bea):3, (cath):2, (abi):1],
(ed):  [(jan):10, (dee):9, (bea):8, (cath):7, (fay):6, (eve):5, (abi):4, (ivy):3, (hope):2, (gay):1],
(fred):[(bea):10, (abi):9, (dee):8, (gay):7, (eve):6, (ivy):5, (cath):4, (jan):3, (hope):2, (fay):1],
(gav): [(gay):10, (eve):9, (ivy):8, (bea):7, (cath):6, (abi):5, (dee):4, (hope):3, (jan):2, (fay):1],
(hal): [(abi):10, (eve):9, (hope):8, (fay):7, (ivy):6, (cath):5, (jan):4, (bea):3, (gay):2, (dee):1],
(ian): [(hope):10, (cath):9, (dee):8, (gay):7, (bea):6, (abi):5, (fay):4, (ivy):3, (jan):2, (eve):1],
(jon): [(abi):10, (fay):9, (jan):8, (gay):7, (eve):6, (bea):5, (dee):4, (cath):3, (ivy):2, (hope):1],
]

Map<Woman,List<Man>> womansManRanking = [
(abi): [(bob):10, (fred):9, (jon):8, (gav):7, (ian):6, (abe):5, (dan):4, (ed):3, (col):2, (hal):1],
(bea): [(bob):10, (abe):9, (col):8, (fred):7, (gav):6, (dan):5, (ian):4, (ed):3, (jon):2, (hal):1],
(cath):[(fred):10, (bob):9, (ed):8, (gav):7, (hal):6, (col):5, (ian):4, (abe):3, (dan):2, (jon):1],
(dee): [(fred):10, (jon):9, (col):8, (abe):7, (ian):6, (hal):5, (gav):4, (dan):3, (bob):2, (ed):1],
(eve): [(jon):10, (hal):9, (fred):8, (dan):7, (abe):6, (gav):5, (col):4, (ed):3, (ian):2, (bob):1],
(fay): [(bob):10, (abe):9, (ed):8, (ian):7, (jon):6, (dan):5, (fred):4, (gav):3, (col):2, (hal):1],
(gay): [(jon):10, (gav):9, (hal):8, (fred):7, (bob):6, (abe):5, (col):4, (ed):3, (dan):2, (ian):1],
(hope):[(gav):10, (jon):9, (bob):8, (abe):7, (ian):6, (dan):5, (hal):4, (ed):3, (col):2, (fred):1],
(ivy): [(ian):10, (col):9, (hal):8, (gav):7, (fred):6, (bob):5, (abe):4, (ed):3, (jon):2, (dan):1],
(jan): [(ed):10, (hal):9, (gav):8, (abe):7, (bob):6, (jon):5, (col):4, (ian):3, (fred):2, (dan):1],
]

// STABLE test
Map<Woman,Man> matches = match(mansWomanRanking, womansManRanking)
matches.each { w, m ->
println "\${w} (his '\${mansWomanRanking[m][w]}' girl) is engaged to \${m} (her '\${womansManRanking[w][m]}' guy)"
}
assert matches.keySet() == Woman.values() as Set
assert matches.values() as Set == Man.values() as Set
println ''

assert isStable(matches, mansWomanRanking, womansManRanking)

// PERTURBED test
println 'Swapping partners now ...'
def temp = matches[abi]
matches[abi] = matches[bea]
matches[bea] = temp
matches.each { w, m ->
println "\${w} (his '\${mansWomanRanking[m][w]}' girl) is engaged to \${m} (her '\${womansManRanking[w][m]}' guy)"
}
println ''

assert ! isStable(matches, mansWomanRanking, womansManRanking)
```

{{out}}

```abi (his '10' girl) is engaged to jon (her '8' guy)
bea (his '10' girl) is engaged to fred (her '7' guy)
cath (his '10' girl) is engaged to bob (her '9' guy)
dee (his '7' girl) is engaged to col (her '8' guy)
eve (his '9' girl) is engaged to hal (her '9' guy)
fay (his '9' girl) is engaged to dan (her '5' guy)
gay (his '10' girl) is engaged to gav (her '9' guy)
hope (his '10' girl) is engaged to ian (her '6' guy)
ivy (his '7' girl) is engaged to abe (her '4' guy)
jan (his '10' girl) is engaged to ed (her '10' guy)

Swapping partners now ...
abi (his '9' girl) is engaged to fred (her '9' guy)
bea (his '5' girl) is engaged to jon (her '2' guy)
cath (his '10' girl) is engaged to bob (her '9' guy)
dee (his '7' girl) is engaged to col (her '8' guy)
eve (his '9' girl) is engaged to hal (her '9' guy)
fay (his '9' girl) is engaged to dan (her '5' guy)
gay (his '10' girl) is engaged to gav (her '9' guy)
hope (his '10' girl) is engaged to ian (her '6' guy)
ivy (his '7' girl) is engaged to abe (her '4' guy)
jan (his '10' girl) is engaged to ed (her '10' guy)

O. M. G. ... bea likes fred better than jon, and fred likes bea better than abi!
I am TOTALLY 'shipping fred and bea now!
O. M. G. ... fred likes bea better than abi, and bea likes fred better than jon!
I am TOTALLY 'shipping bea and fred now!
O. M. G. ... jon likes eve better than bea, and eve likes jon better than hal!
I am TOTALLY 'shipping eve and jon now!
O. M. G. ... jon likes fay better than bea, and fay likes jon better than dan!
I am TOTALLY 'shipping fay and jon now!
O. M. G. ... jon likes gay better than bea, and gay likes jon better than gav!
I am TOTALLY 'shipping gay and jon now!

```

### The solution

The Gale/Shapley algorithm is formulated via iterative changing of the state. In Haskell it is possible to implement this approach by pure function iterations.

The state here consists of the list of free guys and associative preferences lists for guys and girls correspondingly. In order to simplify the access to elements of the state we use lenses.

```{-# LANGUAGE TemplateHaskell #-}
import Lens.Micro
import Lens.Micro.TH
import Data.List (union, delete)

type Preferences a = (a, [a])
type Couple a = (a,a)
data State a = State { _freeGuys :: [a]
, _guys :: [Preferences a]
, _girls :: [Preferences a]}

makeLenses ''State
```

Lenses allow us to get access to each person in the state, and even to the associated preference list:

```name n = lens get set
where get = head . dropWhile ((/= n).fst)
set assoc (_,v) = let (prev, _:post) = break ((== n).fst) assoc
in prev ++ (n, v):post

fianceesOf n = guys.name n._2
fiancesOf n = girls.name n._2
```

Note that in following we use lens operators:

^. -- access to a field %~ -- modification of a field .~ -- setting a field the value

Further we use a trick: guys list girls in a descending order of preference (the most liked is the first), while girls expect guys in opposite order -- the most liked is the last. In any case, we assume that the current best choice for guys and for girls is expected to appear on the top of their preference lists.

With these tools and notes we are ready to implement the Gale/Shapley algorithm and the stability test as they are given in a textbook:

``` State a -> [Couple a]
stableMatching = getPairs . iterateUntil (null._freeGuys) step
where
iterateUntil p f = head . dropWhile (not . p) . iterate f
getPairs s = map (_2 %~ head) \$ s^.guys

step :: Eq a => State a -> State a
step s = foldl propose s (s^.freeGuys)
where
propose s guy =
let girl                = s^.fianceesOf guy & head
bestGuy : otherGuys = s^.fiancesOf girl
modify
| guy == bestGuy       = freeGuys %~ delete guy
| guy `elem` otherGuys = (fiancesOf girl %~ dropWhile (/= guy)) .
(freeGuys %~ guy `replaceBy` bestGuy)
| otherwise            = fianceesOf guy %~ tail
in modify s

replaceBy x y [] = []
replaceBy x y (h:t) | h == x = y:t
| otherwise = h:replaceBy x y t

unstablePairs :: Eq a => State a -> [Couple a] -> [(Couple a, Couple a)]
unstablePairs s pairs =
[ ((m1, w1), (m2,w2)) | (m1, w1) <- pairs
, (m2,w2) <- pairs
, m1 /= m2
, let fm = s^.fianceesOf m1
, elemIndex w2 fm < elemIndex w1 fm
, let fw = s^.fiancesOf w2
, elemIndex m2 fw < elemIndex m1 fw ]
```

This solution works not only for strings, but for any equable data.

Here are the given preferences:

```guys0 =
[("abe", ["abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan", "dee", "fay", "bea", "hope", "gay"]),
("bob", ["cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve", "fay", "bea", "jan", "ivy", "gay"]),
("col", ["hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea", "fay", "ivy", "gay", "cath", "jan"]),
("dan", ["ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope", "eve", "jan", "bea", "cath", "abi"]),
("ed",  ["jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay", "eve", "abi", "ivy", "hope", "gay"]),
("fred",["bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "hope", "fay"]),
("gav", ["gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath", "abi", "dee", "hope", "jan", "fay"]),
("hal", ["abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "bea", "gay", "dee"]),
("ian", ["hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea", "abi", "fay", "ivy", "jan", "eve"]),
("jon", ["abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve", "bea", "dee", "cath", "ivy", "hope"])]

girls0 =
[("abi",  ["bob", "fred", "jon", "gav", "ian", "abe", "dan", "ed", "col", "hal"]),
("bea",  ["bob", "abe", "col", "fred", "gav", "dan", "ian", "ed", "jon", "hal"]),
("cath", ["fred", "bob", "ed", "gav", "hal", "col", "ian", "abe", "dan", "jon"]),
("dee",  ["fred", "jon", "col", "abe", "ian", "hal", "gav", "dan", "bob", "ed"]),
("eve",  ["jon", "hal", "fred", "dan", "abe", "gav", "col", "ed", "ian", "bob"]),
("fay",  ["bob", "abe", "ed", "ian", "jon", "dan", "fred", "gav", "col", "hal"]),
("gay",  ["jon", "gav", "hal", "fred", "bob", "abe", "col", "ed", "dan", "ian"]),
("hope", ["gav", "jon", "bob", "abe", "ian", "dan", "hal", "ed", "col", "fred"]),
("ivy",  ["ian", "col", "hal", "gav", "fred", "bob", "abe", "ed", "jon", "dan"]),
("jan",  ["ed", "hal", "gav", "abe", "bob", "jon", "col", "ian", "fred", "dan"])]
```

The initial state:

```s0 = State (fst <\$> guys0) guys0 ((_2 %~ reverse) <\$> girls0)
```

And the solution:

```λ> let pairs = stableMatching s0
λ> mapM_ print pairs
("abe","ivy")
("bob","cath")
("col","dee")
("dan","fay")
("ed","jan")
("fred","bea")
("gav","gay")
("hal","eve")
("ian","hope")
("jon","abi")
λ> unstablePairs s0 pairs
[]
```

Lets' make some perturbations: swap fiancees of abe and bob:

```λ> let fiance n = name n._2
λ> let pairs' = pairs & (fiance "abe" .~ "cath") & (fiance "bob" .~ "ivy")
λ> mapM_ print \$ unstablePairs s0 pairs'
(("bob","ivy"),("abe","cath"))
(("bob","ivy"),("dan","fay"))
(("bob","ivy"),("fred","bea"))
(("bob","ivy"),("ian","hope"))
(("bob","ivy"),("jon","abi"))
```

```link printf

procedure main()
smd := IsStable(ShowEngaged(StableMatching(setup())))
IsStable(ShowEngaged(Swap(\smd,smd.women[1],smd.women[2])))
end

procedure index(L,x)                         #: return index of value or fail
return ( L[i := 1 to *L] === x, i)
end

procedure ShowEngaged(smd)                   #: Show who's hooked up
printf("\nEngagements:\n")
every w := !smd.women do
printf("%s is engaged to %s\n",w,smd.engaged[w])
return smd
end

procedure Swap(smd,x0,x1)                    #: swap two couples by m or w
printf("\nSwapping %s and %s\n",x0,x1)
e := smd.engaged
e[x0] :=: e[x1]                           # swap partners
e[e[x0]] := e[e[x1]]
return smd
end

procedure IsStable(smd)                      #: validate stability
stable := 1                                               # assumption
printf("\n")
every mp := smd.prefs[m := !smd.men] &                    # man & pref
w := mp[index(mp,smd.engaged[m])-1 to 1 by -1] do { # better choices
wp := smd.prefs[w]                                     # her choices
if index(wp,smd.engaged[w]) > index(wp,m) then {
printf("Engagement of %s to %s is unstable.\n",w,m)
stable := &null                                     # broken
}
}
if \stable then {
printf("Engagments are all stable.\n")
return smd
}
end

procedure StableMatching(smd)                #: match making
freemen   := copy(smd.men)                # Initialize all m memberof M
freewomen := set(smd.women)               # ... and w memberof W to free
every (prefmen := table())[m := !freemen] := copy(smd.prefs[m])
smd.engaged := engaged := table()
printf("\nMatching:\n")
while m := get(freemen) do {                 # next freeman
while w := get(prefmen[m]) do  {          # . with prpoposals left
if member(freewomen,w) then {          # . . is she free?
engaged[m] := w                     # . . . (m, w)
engaged[w] := m
delete(freewomen,w)
printf("%s accepted %s's proposal\n",w,m)
break
}
else {                                 # . . no, she's engaged
m0 := engaged[w]                    #     to m0
if index(smd.prefs[w],m) < index(smd.prefs[w],m0) then {
engaged[m] := w                  # (m, w) become engaged
engaged[w] := m
delete(freewomen,w)
engaged[m0] := &null             # m' becomes free
put(freemen,m0)
printf("%s chose %s over %s\n",w,m,m0)
break
}
else next                          # she's happier as is
}
}
}
return smd
end

record sm_data(men,women,prefs,engaged)  #: everyones data

procedure setup()                        #: setup everyones data
X := sm_data()
X.men   := ["abe","bob","col","dan","ed","fred","gav","hal","ian","jon"]
X.women := ["abi","bea","cath","dee","eve","fay","gay","hope","ivy","jan"]

if *X.men ~= *(M := set(X.men)) then runerr(500,X.men)       # duplicate?
if *X.women ~= *(W := set(X.women)) then runerr(500,X.women) # duplicate?
if *(B := M**W) ~= 0 then runerr(500,B)                      # intersect?

X.prefs := p := table()

p["abe"]  := ["abi","eve","cath","ivy","jan","dee","fay","bea","hope","gay"]
p["bob"]  := ["cath","hope","abi","dee","eve","fay","bea","jan","ivy","gay"]
p["col"]  := ["hope","eve","abi","dee","bea","fay","ivy","gay","cath","jan"]
p["dan"]  := ["ivy","fay","dee","gay","hope","eve","jan","bea","cath","abi"]
p["ed"]   := ["jan","dee","bea","cath","fay","eve","abi","ivy","hope","gay"]
p["fred"] := ["bea","abi","dee","gay","eve","ivy","cath","jan","hope","fay"]
p["gav"]  := ["gay","eve","ivy","bea","cath","abi","dee","hope","jan","fay"]
p["hal"]  := ["abi","eve","hope","fay","ivy","cath","jan","bea","gay","dee"]
p["ian"]  := ["hope","cath","dee","gay","bea","abi","fay","ivy","jan","eve"]
p["jon"]  := ["abi","fay","jan","gay","eve","bea","dee","cath","ivy","hope"]

p["abi"]  := ["bob","fred","jon","gav","ian","abe","dan","ed","col","hal"]
p["bea"]  := ["bob","abe","col","fred","gav","dan","ian","ed","jon","hal"]
p["cath"] := ["fred","bob","ed","gav","hal","col","ian","abe","dan","jon"]
p["dee"]  := ["fred","jon","col","abe","ian","hal","gav","dan","bob","ed"]
p["eve"]  := ["jon","hal","fred","dan","abe","gav","col","ed","ian","bob"]
p["fay"]  := ["bob","abe","ed","ian","jon","dan","fred","gav","col","hal"]
p["gay"]  := ["jon","gav","hal","fred","bob","abe","col","ed","dan","ian"]
p["hope"] := ["gav","jon","bob","abe","ian","dan","hal","ed","col","fred"]
p["ivy"]  := ["ian","col","hal","gav","fred","bob","abe","ed","jon","dan"]
p["jan"]  := ["ed","hal","gav","abe","bob","jon","col","ian","fred","dan"]

return X
end
```

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```
Matching:
abi accepted abe's proposal
cath accepted bob's proposal
hope accepted col's proposal
ivy accepted dan's proposal
jan accepted ed's proposal
bea accepted fred's proposal
gay accepted gav's proposal
eve accepted hal's proposal
hope chose ian over col
abi chose jon over abe
dee accepted col's proposal
ivy chose abe over dan
fay accepted dan's proposal

Engagements:
abi is engaged to jon
bea is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to bob
dee is engaged to col
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
gay is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy is engaged to abe
jan is engaged to ed

Engagments are all stable.

Swapping abi and bea

Engagements:
abi is engaged to fred
bea is engaged to jon
cath is engaged to bob
dee is engaged to col
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
gay is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy is engaged to abe
jan is engaged to ed

Engagement of bea to fred is unstable.
```

## J

```Mraw=: ;: ;._2 noun define -. ':,'
abe: abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay
bob: cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay
col: hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan
dan: ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi
ed: jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay
fred: bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay
gav: gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay
hal: abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee
ian: hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve
jon: abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope
)

Fraw=: ;: ;._2 noun define -. ':,'
abi: bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal
bea: bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal
cath: fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon
dee: fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed
eve: jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob
fay: bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal
gay: jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian
hope: gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred
ivy: ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan
jan: ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan
)

GuyNames=: {."1 Mraw
GalNames=: {."1 Fraw

Mprefs=: GalNames i. }."1 Mraw
Fprefs=: GuyNames i. }."1 Fraw

engaged=. x
'guy gal'=. y
if. gal e. engaged do.
fiance=. engaged i. gal
if. guy <&((gal{Fprefs)&i.) fiance do.
engaged=. gal guy} _ fiance} engaged
end.
else.
engaged=. gal guy} engaged
end.
engaged
)

engaged=. _"0 GuyNames NB. initially no one is engaged
fallback=. 0"0 engaged NB. and each guy will first propose to his favorite
whilst. _ e. engaged do.
for_guy. I. _ = engaged do.
next=. guy{fallback
gal=. (<guy,next){Mprefs
engaged=. engaged propose guy,gal
fallback=. (next+1) guy} fallback
end.
end.
GuyNames,:engaged{GalNames
)

'guys gals'=. (GuyNames,:GalNames) i."1 y
satisfied=. ] >: (<0 1) |: ]
guyshappy=. satisfied (guys{Mprefs) i."1 0/ gals
galshappy=. satisfied (gals{Fprefs) i."1 0/ guys
unstable=. 4\$.\$.-. guyshappy +. |:galshappy
if. bad=. 0 < #unstable do.
smoutput 'Engagements preferred by both members to their current ones:'
smoutput y {~"1 0"2 1 unstable
end.
)
```

For most of this, males and females are both represented by indices. Rows of `Mprefs` are indexed by a male index and each contains a list female indices, in priority order. Rows of `Fprefs` are indexed by a female index and each contains a list male indices in priority order. These indices select the corresponding names from `GuyNames` and `GalNames`.

In `matchMake` (and `propose`), `engaged` identifies the gal each guy is engaged to (or `_` if that guy is not engaged). And, `fallback` identifies the column which has the next gal, in `Mprefs`, for that guy to propose to.

Example use:

```   matchMake ''
┌───┬────┬───┬───┬───┬────┬───┬───┬────┬───┐
│abe│bob │col│dan│ed │fred│gav│hal│ian │jon│
├───┼────┼───┼───┼───┼────┼───┼───┼────┼───┤
│ivy│cath│dee│fay│jan│bea │gay│eve│hope│abi│
└───┴────┴───┴───┴───┴────┴───┴───┴────┴───┘
```

Stability check:

```   checkStable matchMake''

```

(no news is good news)

An altered result, and a stability check on it (showing what would happen for a bogus result):

```   0 105 A."_1 matchMake ''  NB. swap abi and bea
┌───┬────┬───┬───┬───┬────┬───┬───┬────┬───┐
│abe│bob │col│dan│ed │fred│gav│hal│ian │jon│
├───┼────┼───┼───┼───┼────┼───┼───┼────┼───┤
│ivy│cath│dee│fay│jan│abi │gay│eve│hope│bea│
└───┴────┴───┴───┴───┴────┴───┴───┴────┴───┘
checkStable 0 105 A."_1 matchMake ''
Engagements preferred by both members to their current ones:
┌────┬───┐
│fred│bea│
├────┼───┤
│jon │fay│
├────┼───┤
│jon │gay│
├────┼───┤
│jon │eve│
└────┴───┘
|assertion failure: assert
```

As an aside, note that the guys fared much better than the gals here, with over half of the guys getting their first preference and only one gal getting her first preference. The worst match for any guy was fourth preference where the worst for any gal was seventh preference.

## Java

This is not a direct translation of [[#Python|Python]], but it's fairly close (especially the stability check).

```import java.util.*;

public class Stable {
static List<String> guys = Arrays.asList(
new String[]{
"abe", "bob", "col", "dan", "ed", "fred", "gav", "hal", "ian", "jon"});
static List<String> girls = Arrays.asList(
new String[]{
"abi", "bea", "cath", "dee", "eve", "fay", "gay", "hope", "ivy", "jan"});
static Map<String, List<String>> guyPrefers =
new HashMap<String, List<String>>(){{
put("abe",
Arrays.asList("abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan", "dee", "fay",
"bea", "hope", "gay"));
put("bob",
Arrays.asList("cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve", "fay", "bea",
"jan", "ivy", "gay"));
put("col",
Arrays.asList("hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea", "fay", "ivy",
"gay", "cath", "jan"));
put("dan",
Arrays.asList("ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope", "eve", "jan",
"bea", "cath", "abi"));
put("ed",
Arrays.asList("jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay", "eve", "abi",
"ivy", "hope", "gay"));
put("fred",
Arrays.asList("bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve", "ivy", "cath",
"jan", "hope", "fay"));
put("gav",
Arrays.asList("gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath", "abi", "dee",
"hope", "jan", "fay"));
put("hal",
Arrays.asList("abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy", "cath", "jan",
"bea", "gay", "dee"));
put("ian",
Arrays.asList("hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea", "abi", "fay",
"ivy", "jan", "eve"));
put("jon",
Arrays.asList("abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve", "bea", "dee",
"cath", "ivy", "hope"));
}};
static Map<String, List<String>> girlPrefers =
new HashMap<String, List<String>>(){{
put("abi",
Arrays.asList("bob", "fred", "jon", "gav", "ian", "abe", "dan",
"ed", "col", "hal"));
put("bea",
Arrays.asList("bob", "abe", "col", "fred", "gav", "dan", "ian",
"ed", "jon", "hal"));
put("cath",
Arrays.asList("fred", "bob", "ed", "gav", "hal", "col", "ian",
"abe", "dan", "jon"));
put("dee",
Arrays.asList("fred", "jon", "col", "abe", "ian", "hal", "gav",
"dan", "bob", "ed"));
put("eve",
Arrays.asList("jon", "hal", "fred", "dan", "abe", "gav", "col",
"ed", "ian", "bob"));
put("fay",
Arrays.asList("bob", "abe", "ed", "ian", "jon", "dan", "fred",
"gav", "col", "hal"));
put("gay",
Arrays.asList("jon", "gav", "hal", "fred", "bob", "abe", "col",
"ed", "dan", "ian"));
put("hope",
Arrays.asList("gav", "jon", "bob", "abe", "ian", "dan", "hal",
"ed", "col", "fred"));
put("ivy",
Arrays.asList("ian", "col", "hal", "gav", "fred", "bob", "abe",
"ed", "jon", "dan"));
put("jan",
Arrays.asList("ed", "hal", "gav", "abe", "bob", "jon", "col",
"ian", "fred", "dan"));
}};
public static void main(String[] args){
Map<String, String> matches = match(guys, guyPrefers, girlPrefers);
for(Map.Entry<String, String> couple:matches.entrySet()){
System.out.println(
couple.getKey() + " is engaged to " + couple.getValue());
}
if(checkMatches(guys, girls, matches, guyPrefers, girlPrefers)){
System.out.println("Marriages are stable");
}else{
System.out.println("Marriages are unstable");
}
String tmp = matches.get(girls.get(0));
matches.put(girls.get(0), matches.get(girls.get(1)));
matches.put(girls.get(1), tmp);
System.out.println(
girls.get(0) +" and " + girls.get(1) + " have switched partners");
if(checkMatches(guys, girls, matches, guyPrefers, girlPrefers)){
System.out.println("Marriages are stable");
}else{
System.out.println("Marriages are unstable");
}
}

private static Map<String, String> match(List<String> guys,
Map<String, List<String>> guyPrefers,
Map<String, List<String>> girlPrefers){
Map<String, String> engagedTo = new TreeMap<String, String>();
while(!freeGuys.isEmpty()){
String thisGuy = freeGuys.remove(0); //get a load of THIS guy
List<String> thisGuyPrefers = guyPrefers.get(thisGuy);
for(String girl:thisGuyPrefers){
if(engagedTo.get(girl) == null){//girl is free
engagedTo.put(girl, thisGuy); //awww
break;
}else{
String otherGuy = engagedTo.get(girl);
List<String> thisGirlPrefers = girlPrefers.get(girl);
if(thisGirlPrefers.indexOf(thisGuy) <
thisGirlPrefers.indexOf(otherGuy)){
//this girl prefers this guy to the guy she's engaged to
engagedTo.put(girl, thisGuy);
break;
}//else no change...keep looking for this guy
}
}
}
return engagedTo;
}

private static boolean checkMatches(List<String> guys, List<String> girls,
Map<String, String> matches, Map<String, List<String>> guyPrefers,
Map<String, List<String>> girlPrefers) {
if(!matches.keySet().containsAll(girls)){
return false;
}

if(!matches.values().containsAll(guys)){
return false;
}

Map<String, String> invertedMatches = new TreeMap<String, String>();
for(Map.Entry<String, String> couple:matches.entrySet()){
invertedMatches.put(couple.getValue(), couple.getKey());
}

for(Map.Entry<String, String> couple:matches.entrySet()){
List<String> shePrefers = girlPrefers.get(couple.getKey());
List<String> hePrefers = guyPrefers.get(couple.getValue());

for(String guy : sheLikesBetter){
String guysFinace = invertedMatches.get(guy);
List<String> thisGuyPrefers = guyPrefers.get(guy);
if(thisGuyPrefers.indexOf(guysFinace) >
thisGuyPrefers.indexOf(couple.getKey())){
System.out.printf("%s likes %s better than %s and %s"
+ " likes %s better than their current partner\n",
couple.getKey(), guy, couple.getValue(),
guy, couple.getKey());
return false;
}
}

for(String girl : heLikesBetter){
String girlsFinace = matches.get(girl);
List<String> thisGirlPrefers = girlPrefers.get(girl);
if(thisGirlPrefers.indexOf(girlsFinace) >
thisGirlPrefers.indexOf(couple.getValue())){
System.out.printf("%s likes %s better than %s and %s"
+ " likes %s better than their current partner\n",
couple.getValue(), girl, couple.getKey(),
girl, couple.getValue());
return false;
}
}
}
return true;
}
}
```

{{out}}

```abi is engaged to jon
bea is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to bob
dee is engaged to col
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
gay is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy is engaged to abe
jan is engaged to ed
Marriages are stable
abi and bea have switched partners
fred likes bea better than abi and bea likes fred better than their current partner
Marriages are unstable
```

## JavaScript

```function Person(name) {

var candidateIndex = 0;

this.name = name;
this.fiance = null;
this.candidates = [];

this.rank = function(p) {
for (i = 0; i < this.candidates.length; i++)
if (this.candidates[i] === p) return i;
return this.candidates.length + 1;
}

this.prefers = function(p) {
return this.rank(p) < this.rank(this.fiance);
}

this.nextCandidate = function() {
if (candidateIndex >= this.candidates.length) return null;
return this.candidates[candidateIndex++];
}

this.engageTo = function(p) {
if (p.fiance) p.fiance.fiance = null;
p.fiance = this;
if (this.fiance) this.fiance.fiance = null;
this.fiance = p;
}

this.swapWith = function(p) {
console.log("%s & %s swap partners", this.name, p.name);
var thisFiance = this.fiance;
var pFiance = p.fiance;
this.engageTo(pFiance);
p.engageTo(thisFiance);
}
}

function isStable(guys, gals) {
for (var i = 0; i < guys.length; i++)
for (var j = 0; j < gals.length; j++)
if (guys[i].prefers(gals[j]) && gals[j].prefers(guys[i]))
return false;
return true;
}

function engageEveryone(guys) {
var done;
do {
done = true;
for (var i = 0; i < guys.length; i++) {
var guy = guys[i];
if (!guy.fiance) {
done = false;
var gal = guy.nextCandidate();
if (!gal.fiance || gal.prefers(guy))
guy.engageTo(gal);
}
}
} while (!done);
}

function doMarriage() {

var abe  = new Person("Abe");
var bob  = new Person("Bob");
var col  = new Person("Col");
var dan  = new Person("Dan");
var ed   = new Person("Ed");
var fred = new Person("Fred");
var gav  = new Person("Gav");
var hal  = new Person("Hal");
var ian  = new Person("Ian");
var jon  = new Person("Jon");
var abi  = new Person("Abi");
var bea  = new Person("Bea");
var cath = new Person("Cath");
var dee  = new Person("Dee");
var eve  = new Person("Eve");
var fay  = new Person("Fay");
var gay  = new Person("Gay");
var hope = new Person("Hope");
var ivy  = new Person("Ivy");
var jan  = new Person("Jan");

abe.candidates  = [abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay];
bob.candidates  = [cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay];
col.candidates  = [hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan];
dan.candidates  = [ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi];
ed.candidates   = [jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay];
fred.candidates = [bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay];
gav.candidates  = [gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay];
hal.candidates  = [abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee];
ian.candidates  = [hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve];
jon.candidates  = [abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope];
abi.candidates  = [bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal];
bea.candidates  = [bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal];
cath.candidates = [fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon];
dee.candidates  = [fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed];
eve.candidates  = [jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob];
fay.candidates  = [bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal];
gay.candidates  = [jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian];
hope.candidates = [gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred];
ivy.candidates  = [ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan];
jan.candidates  = [ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan];

var guys = [abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon];
var gals = [abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan];

engageEveryone(guys);

for (var i = 0; i < guys.length; i++) {
console.log("%s is engaged to %s", guys[i].name, guys[i].fiance.name);
}
console.log("Stable = %s", isStable(guys, gals) ? "Yes" : "No");
jon.swapWith(fred);
console.log("Stable = %s", isStable(guys, gals) ? "Yes" : "No");
}

doMarriage();

```

{{out}}

```Abe is engaged to Ivy
Bob is engaged to Cath
Col is engaged to Dee
Dan is engaged to Fay
Ed is engaged to Jan
Fred is engaged to Bea
Gav is engaged to Gay
Hal is engaged to Eve
Ian is engaged to Hope
Jon is engaged to Abi
Stable = Yes
Jon & Fred swap partners
Stable = No
```

## Julia

```
# This is not optimized, but tries to follow the pseudocode given the Wikipedia entry below.
# Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stable_marriage_problem#Algorithm

const males = ["abe", "bob", "col", "dan", "ed", "fred", "gav", "hal", "ian", "jon"]
const females = ["abi", "bea", "cath", "dee", "eve", "fay", "gay", "hope", "ivy", "jan"]

const malepreferences = Dict(
"abe" => ["abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan", "dee", "fay", "bea", "hope", "gay"],
"bob" => ["cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve", "fay", "bea", "jan", "ivy", "gay"],
"col" => ["hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea", "fay", "ivy", "gay", "cath", "jan"],
"dan" => ["ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope", "eve", "jan", "bea", "cath", "abi"],
"ed" => ["jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay", "eve", "abi", "ivy", "hope", "gay"],
"fred" => ["bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "hope", "fay"],
"gav" => ["gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath", "abi", "dee", "hope", "jan", "fay"],
"hal" => ["abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "bea", "gay", "dee"],
"ian" => ["hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea", "abi", "fay", "ivy", "jan", "eve"],
"jon" => ["abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve", "bea", "dee", "cath", "ivy", "hope"]
)

const femalepreferences = Dict(
"abi"=> ["bob", "fred", "jon", "gav", "ian", "abe", "dan", "ed", "col", "hal"],
"bea"=> ["bob", "abe", "col", "fred", "gav", "dan", "ian", "ed", "jon", "hal"],
"cath"=> ["fred", "bob", "ed", "gav", "hal", "col", "ian", "abe", "dan", "jon"],
"dee"=> ["fred", "jon", "col", "abe", "ian", "hal", "gav", "dan", "bob", "ed"],
"eve"=> ["jon", "hal", "fred", "dan", "abe", "gav", "col", "ed", "ian", "bob"],
"fay"=> ["bob", "abe", "ed", "ian", "jon", "dan", "fred", "gav", "col", "hal"],
"gay"=> ["jon", "gav", "hal", "fred", "bob", "abe", "col", "ed", "dan", "ian"],
"hope"=> ["gav", "jon", "bob", "abe", "ian", "dan", "hal", "ed", "col", "fred"],
"ivy"=> ["ian", "col", "hal", "gav", "fred", "bob", "abe", "ed", "jon", "dan"],
"jan"=> ["ed", "hal", "gav", "abe", "bob", "jon", "col", "ian", "fred", "dan"]
)

function pshuf(d)
ret = Dict()
for (k,v) in d
ret[k] = shuffle(v)
end
ret
end

# helper functions for the verb: p1 "prefers" p2 over p3
pindexin(a, p) = ([i for i in 1:length(a) if a[i] == p])[1]
prefers(d, p1, p2, p3) = (pindexin(d[p1], p2) < pindexin(d[p1], p3))

function isstable(mmatchup, fmatchup, mpref, fpref)
for (mmatch, fmatch) in mmatchup
for f in mpref[mmatch]
if(f != fmatch && prefers(mpref, mmatch, f, fmatch)
&& prefers(fpref, f, mmatch, fmatchup[f]))
println("\$mmatch prefers \$f and \$f prefers \$mmatch over their current partners.")
return false
end
end
end
true
end

function galeshapley(men, women, malepref, femalepref)
# Initialize all m ∈ M and w ∈ W to free
mfree = Dict([(p, true) for p in men])
wfree = Dict([(p, true) for p in women])
mpairs = Dict()
wpairs = Dict()
while true                    # while ∃ free man m who still has a woman w to propose to
bachelors = [p for p in keys(mfree) if mfree[p]]
if(length(bachelors) == 0)
return mpairs, wpairs
end
for m in bachelors
for w in malepref[m]  # w = first woman on m’s list to whom m has not yet proposed
if(wfree[w])      # if w is free (else some pair (m', w) already exists)
#println("Free match: \$m, \$w")
mpairs[m] = w # (m, w) become engaged
wpairs[w] = m # double entry bookeeping
mfree[m] = false
wfree[w] = false
break
elseif(prefers(femalepref, w, m, wpairs[w])) # if w prefers m to m'
#println("Unmatch \$(wpairs[w]), match: \$m, \$w")
mfree[wpairs[w]] = true # m' becomes free
mpairs[m] = w           # (m, w) become engaged
wpairs[w] = m
mfree[m] = false
break
end                         # else (m', w) remain engaged, so continue
end
end
end
end

function tableprint(txt, ans, stab)
println(txt)
println("   Man     Woman")
println("   -----   -----")
show(STDOUT, "text/plain", ans)
if(stab)
println("\n  ----STABLE----\n\n")
else
println("\n  ---UNSTABLE---\n\n")
end
end

println("Use the Gale Shapley algorithm to find a stable set of engagements.")
answer = galeshapley(males, females, malepreferences, femalepreferences)

println("To check this is not a one-off solution, run the function on a randomized sample.")
newmpref = pshuf(malepreferences)
newfpref = pshuf(femalepreferences)
answer = galeshapley(males, females, newmpref, newfpref)

println("Perturb this set of engagements to form an unstable set of engagements then check this new set for stability.")
answer = galeshapley(males, females, malepreferences, femalepreferences)
tableprint("Original Data With Bob and Abe Switched", answer[1], stabl)

```

{{out}}

```
Use the Gale Shapley algorithm to find a stable set of engagements.
Original Data Table
Man     Woman
-----   -----
Dict{Any,Any} with 10 entries:
"bob" => "cath"
"dan" => "fay"
"fred" => "bea"
"jon" => "abi"
"ian" => "hope"
"gav" => "gay"
"ed" => "jan"
"col" => "dee"
"hal" => "eve"
"abe" => "ivy"
----STABLE----

To check this is not a one-off solution, run the function on a randomized sample.
Shuffled Preferences
Man     Woman
-----   -----
Dict{Any,Any} with 10 entries:
"bob" => "abi"
"dan" => "bea"
"fred" => "jan"
"jon" => "dee"
"ian" => "fay"
"gav" => "ivy"
"ed" => "gay"
"col" => "cath"
"hal" => "hope"
"abe" => "eve"
----STABLE----

Perturb this set of engagements to form an unstable set of engagements then check this new set for stability.
bob prefers cath and cath prefers bob over their current partners.
Original Data With Bob and Abe Switched
Man     Woman
-----   -----
Dict{Any,Any} with 10 entries:
"bob" => "ivy"
"dan" => "fay"
"fred" => "bea"
"jon" => "abi"
"ian" => "hope"
"gav" => "gay"
"ed" => "jan"
"col" => "dee"
"hal" => "eve"
"abe" => "cath"
---UNSTABLE---

```

## Kotlin

```
data class Person(val name: String) {
val preferences = mutableListOf<Person>()
var matchedTo: Person? = null

fun trySwap(p: Person) {
if (prefers(p)) {
matchedTo?.matchedTo = null
matchedTo = p
p.matchedTo = this
}
}

fun prefers(p: Person) = when (matchedTo) {
null -> true
else -> preferences.indexOf(p) < preferences.indexOf(matchedTo!!)
}

fun showMatch() = "\$name <=> \${matchedTo?.name}"
}

fun match(males: Collection<Person>) {
while (males.find { it.matchedTo == null }?.also { match(it) } != null) {
}
}

fun match(male: Person) {
while (male.matchedTo == null) {
male.preferences.removeAt(0).trySwap(male)
}
}

fun isStableMatch(males: Collection<Person>, females: Collection<Person>): Boolean {
return males.all { isStableMatch(it, females) }
}

fun isStableMatch(male: Person, females: Collection<Person>): Boolean {

val likesBetter = females.filter { !male.preferences.contains(it) }
val stable = !likesBetter.any { it.prefers(male) }

if (!stable) {
println("#### Unstable pair: \${male.showMatch()}")
}
return stable
}

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
val inMales = mapOf(
"abe" to mutableListOf("abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan", "dee", "fay", "bea", "hope", "gay"),
"bob" to mutableListOf("cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve", "fay", "bea", "jan", "ivy", "gay"),
"col" to mutableListOf("hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea", "fay", "ivy", "gay", "cath", "jan"),
"dan" to mutableListOf("ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope", "eve", "jan", "bea", "cath", "abi"),
"ed" to mutableListOf("jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay", "eve", "abi", "ivy", "hope", "gay"),
"fred" to mutableListOf("bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "hope", "fay"),
"gav" to mutableListOf("gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath", "abi", "dee", "hope", "jan", "fay"),
"hal" to mutableListOf("abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "bea", "gay", "dee"),
"ian" to mutableListOf("hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea", "abi", "fay", "ivy", "jan", "eve"),
"jon" to mutableListOf("abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve", "bea", "dee", "cath", "ivy", "hope"))

val inFemales = mapOf(
"abi" to listOf("bob", "fred", "jon", "gav", "ian", "abe", "dan", "ed", "col", "hal"),
"bea" to listOf("bob", "abe", "col", "fred", "gav", "dan", "ian", "ed", "jon", "hal"),
"cath" to listOf("fred", "bob", "ed", "gav", "hal", "col", "ian", "abe", "dan", "jon"),
"dee" to listOf("fred", "jon", "col", "abe", "ian", "hal", "gav", "dan", "bob", "ed"),
"eve" to listOf("jon", "hal", "fred", "dan", "abe", "gav", "col", "ed", "ian", "bob"),
"fay" to listOf("bob", "abe", "ed", "ian", "jon", "dan", "fred", "gav", "col", "hal"),
"gay" to listOf("jon", "gav", "hal", "fred", "bob", "abe", "col", "ed", "dan", "ian"),
"hope" to listOf("gav", "jon", "bob", "abe", "ian", "dan", "hal", "ed", "col", "fred"),
"ivy" to listOf("ian", "col", "hal", "gav", "fred", "bob", "abe", "ed", "jon", "dan"),
"jan" to listOf("ed", "hal", "gav", "abe", "bob", "jon", "col", "ian", "fred", "dan"))

fun buildPrefs(person: Person, stringPrefs: List<String>, population: List<Person>) {
stringPrefs.map { name -> population.single { it.name == name } }
)
}

val males = inMales.keys.map { Person(it) }
val females = inFemales.keys.map { Person(it) }

males.forEach { buildPrefs(it, inMales[it.name]!!, females) }
females.forEach { buildPrefs(it, inFemales[it.name]!!, males) }

match(males)
males.forEach { println(it.showMatch()) }
println("#### match is stable: \${isStableMatch(males, females)}")

fun swapMatch(male1: Person, male2: Person) {
val female1 = male1.matchedTo!!
val female2 = male2.matchedTo!!

male1.matchedTo = female2
male2.matchedTo = female1

female1.matchedTo = male2
female2.matchedTo = male1
}

swapMatch(males.single { it.name == "fred" }, males.single { it.name == "jon" })
males.forEach { println(it.showMatch()) }
println("#### match is stable: \${isStableMatch(males, females)}")
}

```

{{out}}

```
abe <=> ivy
bob <=> cath
col <=> dee
dan <=> fay
ed <=> jan
fred <=> bea
gav <=> gay
hal <=> eve
ian <=> hope
jon <=> abi
##### match is stable: true
abe <=> ivy
bob <=> cath
col <=> dee
dan <=> fay
ed <=> jan
fred <=> abi
gav <=> gay
hal <=> eve
ian <=> hope
jon <=> bea
#### Unstable pair: fred <=> abi
##### match is stable: false

```

## Lua

{{trans|C#}}

```local Person = {}
Person.__index = Person

function Person.new(inName)
local o = {
name            = inName,
prefs           = nil,
fiance          = nil,
_candidateIndex = 1,
}
return setmetatable(o, Person)
end

function Person:indexOf(other)
for i, p in pairs(self.prefs) do
if p == other then return i end
end
return 999
end

function Person:prefers(other)
return self:indexOf(other) < self:indexOf(self.fiance)
end

function Person:nextCandidateNotYetProposedTo()
if self._candidateIndex >= #self.prefs then return nil end
local c = self.prefs[self._candidateIndex];
self._candidateIndex = self._candidateIndex + 1
return c;
end

function Person:engageTo(other)
if other.fiance then
other.fiance.fiance = nil
end
other.fiance = self
if self.fiance then
self.fiance.fiance = nil
end
self.fiance = other;
end

local function isStable(men)
local women = men[1].prefs
local stable = true
for _, guy in pairs(men) do
for _, gal in pairs(women) do
if guy:prefers(gal) and gal:prefers(guy) then
stable = false
print(guy.name .. ' and ' .. gal.name ..
' prefer each other over their partners ' ..
guy.fiance.name .. ' and ' .. gal.fiance.name)
end
end
end
return stable
end

local abe  = Person.new("Abe")
local bob  = Person.new("Bob")
local col  = Person.new("Col")
local dan  = Person.new("Dan")
local ed   = Person.new("Ed")
local fred = Person.new("Fred")
local gav  = Person.new("Gav")
local hal  = Person.new("Hal")
local ian  = Person.new("Ian")
local jon  = Person.new("Jon")

local abi  = Person.new("Abi")
local bea  = Person.new("Bea")
local cath = Person.new("Cath")
local dee  = Person.new("Dee")
local eve  = Person.new("Eve")
local fay  = Person.new("Fay")
local gay  = Person.new("Gay")
local hope = Person.new("Hope")
local ivy  = Person.new("Ivy")
local jan  = Person.new("Jan")

abe.prefs  = { abi,  eve,  cath, ivy,  jan,  dee,  fay,  bea,  hope, gay  }
bob.prefs  = { cath, hope, abi,  dee,  eve,  fay,  bea,  jan,  ivy,  gay  }
col.prefs  = { hope, eve,  abi,  dee,  bea,  fay,  ivy,  gay,  cath, jan  }
dan.prefs  = { ivy,  fay,  dee,  gay,  hope, eve,  jan,  bea,  cath, abi  }
ed.prefs   = { jan,  dee,  bea,  cath, fay,  eve,  abi,  ivy,  hope, gay  }
fred.prefs = { bea,  abi,  dee,  gay,  eve,  ivy,  cath, jan,  hope, fay  }
gav.prefs  = { gay,  eve,  ivy,  bea,  cath, abi,  dee,  hope, jan,  fay  }
hal.prefs  = { abi,  eve,  hope, fay,  ivy,  cath, jan,  bea,  gay,  dee  }
ian.prefs  = { hope, cath, dee,  gay,  bea,  abi,  fay,  ivy,  jan,  eve  }
jon.prefs  = { abi,  fay,  jan,  gay,  eve,  bea,  dee,  cath, ivy,  hope }

abi.prefs  = { bob,  fred, jon,  gav,  ian,  abe,  dan,  ed,   col,  hal  }
bea.prefs  = { bob,  abe,  col,  fred, gav,  dan,  ian,  ed,   jon,  hal  }
cath.prefs = { fred, bob,  ed,   gav,  hal,  col,  ian,  abe,  dan,  jon  }
dee.prefs  = { fred, jon,  col,  abe,  ian,  hal,  gav,  dan,  bob,  ed   }
eve.prefs  = { jon,  hal,  fred, dan,  abe,  gav,  col,  ed,   ian,  bob  }
fay.prefs  = { bob,  abe,  ed,   ian,  jon,  dan,  fred, gav,  col,  hal  }
gay.prefs  = { jon,  gav,  hal,  fred, bob,  abe,  col,  ed,   dan,  ian  }
hope.prefs = { gav,  jon,  bob,  abe,  ian,  dan,  hal,  ed,   col,  fred }
ivy.prefs  = { ian,  col,  hal,  gav,  fred, bob,  abe,  ed,   jon,  dan  }
jan.prefs  = { ed,   hal,  gav,  abe,  bob,  jon,  col,  ian,  fred, dan  }

local men = abi.prefs
local freeMenCount = #men
while freeMenCount > 0 do
for _, guy in pairs(men) do
if not guy.fiance then
local gal = guy:nextCandidateNotYetProposedTo()
if not gal.fiance then
guy:engageTo(gal)
freeMenCount = freeMenCount - 1
elseif gal:prefers(guy) then
guy:engageTo(gal)
end
end
end
end

print(' ')
for _, guy in pairs(men) do
print(guy.name .. ' is engaged to ' .. guy.fiance.name)
end
print('Stable: ', isStable(men))

print(' ')
print('Switching ' .. fred.name .. "'s & " .. jon.name .. "'s partners")
jon.fiance, fred.fiance = fred.fiance, jon.fiance
print('Stable: ', isStable(men))

```

{{out}}

```
Bob is engaged to Cath
Fred is engaged to Bea
Jon is engaged to Abi
Gav is engaged to Gay
Ian is engaged to Hope
Abe is engaged to Ivy
Dan is engaged to Fay
Ed is engaged to Jan
Col is engaged to Dee
Hal is engaged to Eve
Stable:   true

Switching Fred's & Jon's partners
Jon and Eve prefer each other over their partners Bea and Hal
Jon and Fay prefer each other over their partners Bea and Dan
Jon and Gay prefer each other over their partners Bea and Gav
Stable:   false

```

=={{header|Objective-C}}== {{Works with|XCode 4.5.1}} (The C# version is essentially the same as this.)

```//--------------------------------------------------------------------
// Person class

@interface Person : NSObject {
NSUInteger _candidateIndex;
}
@property (nonatomic, strong)   NSString*   name;
@property (nonatomic, strong)   NSArray*    prefs;
@property (nonatomic, weak)     Person*     fiance;
@end

@implementation Person
+ (instancetype)named:(NSString *)name {
return [[self alloc] initWithName:name];
}
- (instancetype)initWithName:(NSString *)name {
if ((self = [super init])) {
_name = name;
_prefs = nil;
_fiance = nil;
_candidateIndex = 0;
}
return self;
}
- (BOOL)prefers:(Person *)p {
return [_prefs indexOfObject:p] < [_prefs indexOfObject:_fiance];
}
- (Person *)nextCandidateNotYetProposedTo {
if (_candidateIndex >= _prefs.count) return nil;
return _prefs[_candidateIndex++];
}
- (void)engageTo:(Person *)p {
if (p.fiance) p.fiance.fiance = nil;
p.fiance = self;
if (self.fiance) self.fiance.fiance = nil;
self.fiance = p;
}
- (NSString *)description {
return _name;
}
@end

//--------------------------------------------------------------------

BOOL isStable(NSArray *men) {
NSArray *women = ((Person *)men[0]).prefs;
for (Person *guy in men) {
for (Person *gal in women) {
if ([guy prefers:gal] && [gal prefers:guy])
return NO;
}
}
return YES;
}

//--------------------------------------------------------------------

void doMarriage() {
Person *abe  = [Person named:@"abe"];
Person *bob  = [Person named:@"bob"];
Person *col  = [Person named:@"col"];
Person *dan  = [Person named:@"dan"];
Person *ed   = [Person named:@"ed"];
Person *fred = [Person named:@"fred"];
Person *gav  = [Person named:@"gav"];
Person *hal  = [Person named:@"hal"];
Person *ian  = [Person named:@"ian"];
Person *jon  = [Person named:@"jon"];
Person *abi  = [Person named:@"abi"];
Person *bea  = [Person named:@"bea"];
Person *cath = [Person named:@"cath"];
Person *dee  = [Person named:@"dee"];
Person *eve  = [Person named:@"eve"];
Person *fay  = [Person named:@"fay"];
Person *gay  = [Person named:@"gay"];
Person *hope = [Person named:@"hope"];
Person *ivy  = [Person named:@"ivy"];
Person *jan  = [Person named:@"jan"];

abe.prefs  = @[ abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay ];
bob.prefs  = @[ cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay ];
col.prefs  = @[ hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan ];
dan.prefs  = @[ ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi ];
ed.prefs   = @[ jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay ];
fred.prefs = @[ bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay ];
gav.prefs  = @[ gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay ];
hal.prefs  = @[ abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee ];
ian.prefs  = @[ hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve ];
jon.prefs  = @[ abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope ];
abi.prefs  = @[ bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal ];
bea.prefs  = @[ bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal ];
cath.prefs = @[ fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon ];
dee.prefs  = @[ fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed ];
eve.prefs  = @[ jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob ];
fay.prefs  = @[ bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal ];
gay.prefs  = @[ jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian ];
hope.prefs = @[ gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred ];
ivy.prefs  = @[ ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan ];
jan.prefs  = @[ ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan ];

NSArray *men = abi.prefs;

NSUInteger freeMenCount = men.count;
while (freeMenCount > 0) {
for (Person *guy in men) {
if (guy.fiance == nil) {
Person *gal = [guy nextCandidateNotYetProposedTo];
if (gal.fiance == nil) {
[guy engageTo:gal];
freeMenCount--;
} else if ([gal prefers:guy]) {
[guy engageTo:gal];
}
}
}
}

for (Person *guy in men) {
printf("%s is engaged to %s\n", [guy.name UTF8String], [guy.fiance.name UTF8String]);
}
printf("Stable = %d\n", (int)isStable(men));

printf("\nSwitching fred & jon's partners\n");
[fred engageTo:abi];
[jon engageTo:bea];
printf("Stable = %d\n", (int)isStable(men));
}

//--------------------------------------------------------------------

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
@autoreleasepool {
doMarriage();
}
return 0;
}
```

{{out}}

```bob is engaged to cath
fred is engaged to bea
jon is engaged to abi
gav is engaged to gay
ian is engaged to hope
abe is engaged to ivy
dan is engaged to fay
ed is engaged to jan
col is engaged to dee
hal is engaged to eve
Stable = 1

Switching fred & jon's partners
Stable = 0
```

## OCaml

```let men = [
"abe",  ["abi";"eve";"cath";"ivy";"jan";"dee";"fay";"bea";"hope";"gay"];
"bob",  ["cath";"hope";"abi";"dee";"eve";"fay";"bea";"jan";"ivy";"gay"];
"col",  ["hope";"eve";"abi";"dee";"bea";"fay";"ivy";"gay";"cath";"jan"];
"dan",  ["ivy";"fay";"dee";"gay";"hope";"eve";"jan";"bea";"cath";"abi"];
"ed",   ["jan";"dee";"bea";"cath";"fay";"eve";"abi";"ivy";"hope";"gay"];
"fred", ["bea";"abi";"dee";"gay";"eve";"ivy";"cath";"jan";"hope";"fay"];
"gav",  ["gay";"eve";"ivy";"bea";"cath";"abi";"dee";"hope";"jan";"fay"];
"hal",  ["abi";"eve";"hope";"fay";"ivy";"cath";"jan";"bea";"gay";"dee"];
"ian",  ["hope";"cath";"dee";"gay";"bea";"abi";"fay";"ivy";"jan";"eve"];
"jon",  ["abi";"fay";"jan";"gay";"eve";"bea";"dee";"cath";"ivy";"hope"];
]

let women = [
"abi",  ["bob";"fred";"jon";"gav";"ian";"abe";"dan";"ed";"col";"hal"];
"bea",  ["bob";"abe";"col";"fred";"gav";"dan";"ian";"ed";"jon";"hal"];
"cath", ["fred";"bob";"ed";"gav";"hal";"col";"ian";"abe";"dan";"jon"];
"dee",  ["fred";"jon";"col";"abe";"ian";"hal";"gav";"dan";"bob";"ed"];
"eve",  ["jon";"hal";"fred";"dan";"abe";"gav";"col";"ed";"ian";"bob"];
"fay",  ["bob";"abe";"ed";"ian";"jon";"dan";"fred";"gav";"col";"hal"];
"gay",  ["jon";"gav";"hal";"fred";"bob";"abe";"col";"ed";"dan";"ian"];
"hope", ["gav";"jon";"bob";"abe";"ian";"dan";"hal";"ed";"col";"fred"];
"ivy",  ["ian";"col";"hal";"gav";"fred";"bob";"abe";"ed";"jon";"dan"];
"jan",  ["ed";"hal";"gav";"abe";"bob";"jon";"col";"ian";"fred";"dan"];
]

type woman_name = string
type man_name = string

type man =
{ m_name: man_name;
mutable free: bool;
women_rank: woman_name list;
has_proposed: (woman_name, unit) Hashtbl.t (* a set *)
}

type woman =
{ w_name: woman_name;
men_rank: man_name list;
mutable engaged: man_name option
}

let prefers w m1 m2 =
(* returns true if w has a lower (better) rank for m1 than m2 *)
let rec aux = function
| [] -> invalid_arg "rank_cmp"
| x::_ when x = m1 -> true
| x::_ when x = m2 -> false
| _::xs -> aux xs
in
aux w.men_rank

let take_while f lst =
let rec aux acc = function
| x::xs when f x -> aux (x::acc) xs
| _ -> List.rev acc
in
aux [] lst

let more_ranked_than name =
take_while ((<>) name)

let build_structs ~men ~women =
List.map (fun (name, rank) ->
{ m_name = name;
women_rank = rank;
free = true;
has_proposed = Hashtbl.create 42 }
) men,
List.map (fun (name, rank) ->
{ w_name = name;
men_rank = rank;
engaged = None }
) women

let _stable_matching ms ws =
let men_by_name = Hashtbl.create 42 in
List.iter (fun m -> Hashtbl.add men_by_name m.m_name m) ms;
let women_by_name = Hashtbl.create 42 in
List.iter (fun w -> Hashtbl.add women_by_name w.w_name w) ws;
try
while true do
(*TODO free men who still has some w to propose to *)
let m = List.find (fun m -> m.free) ms in
(* highest ranked woman who the man has not proposed to yet *)
let w_name =
List.find (fun w -> not (Hashtbl.mem m.has_proposed w)) m.women_rank in
let w = Hashtbl.find women_by_name w_name in
match w.engaged with
| None -> (* w is free *)
(* (m, w) become engaged *)
w.engaged <- Some m.m_name;
m.free <- false
| Some m'_name -> (* some pair (m', w) already exists *)
if prefers w m.m_name m'_name
then begin (* w prefers m to m' *)
w.engaged <- Some m.m_name;
let m' = Hashtbl.find men_by_name m'_name in
m'.free <- true;
m.free <- false
end
done;
assert false
with Not_found -> ()

let stable_matching ~men ~women =
let ms, ws = build_structs ~men ~women in
_stable_matching ms ws;
let some = function Some v -> v | None -> "" in
List.map (fun w -> w.w_name, some w.engaged) ws

let is_stable ~men ~women eng =
let ms, ws = build_structs ~men ~women in
not (List.exists (fun (wn, mn) ->
let m = List.find (fun m -> m.m_name = mn) ms in
let prefered_women = more_ranked_than wn m.women_rank in
List.exists (fun pref_w ->
let w = List.find (fun w -> w.w_name = pref_w) ws in
let eng_m = List.assoc pref_w eng in
let prefered_men = more_ranked_than eng_m w.men_rank in
List.mem m.m_name prefered_men (* exists unstable engagement *)
) prefered_women
) eng)

let perturb_engagements eng =
Random.self_init();
let eng = Array.of_list eng in
let len = Array.length eng in
for n = 1 to 3 do
let i = Random.int len
and j = Random.int len in
let w1, m1 = eng.(i)
and w2, m2 = eng.(j) in
eng.(i) <- (w1, m2);
eng.(j) <- (w2, m1);
done;
Array.to_list eng

let print engs =
List.iter (fun (w,m) ->
Printf.printf " %4s is engaged with %s\n" w m) engs;
Printf.printf "# Engagements %s stable\n"
(if is_stable ~men ~women engs then "are" else "are not")

let () =
let engagements = stable_matching ~men ~women in
print engagements;
print_endline "
### ==================
";
let engagements = perturb_engagements engagements in
print engagements;
;;
```

{{out}}

```  fay is engaged with dan
ivy is engaged with abe
cath is engaged with bob
eve is engaged with hal
abi is engaged with jon
dee is engaged with col
hope is engaged with ian
gay is engaged with gav
bea is engaged with fred
jan is engaged with ed
# Engagements are stable

### ==================

fay is engaged with abe
ivy is engaged with dan
cath is engaged with hal
eve is engaged with bob
abi is engaged with jon
dee is engaged with col
hope is engaged with ed
gay is engaged with gav
bea is engaged with fred
jan is engaged with ian
# Engagements are not stable
```

## Perl

```#!/usr/bin/env perl
use strict;
use warnings;
use feature qw/say/;
use List::Util qw(first);

my %Likes = (
M => {
abe  => [qw/ abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay /],
bob  => [qw/ cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay /],
col  => [qw/ hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan /],
dan  => [qw/ ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi /],
ed   => [qw/ jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay /],
fred => [qw/ bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay /],
gav  => [qw/ gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay /],
hal  => [qw/ abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee /],
ian  => [qw/ hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve /],
jon  => [qw/ abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope /],
},

W => {
abi  => [qw/ bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal /],
bea  => [qw/ bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal /],
cath => [qw/ fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon /],
dee  => [qw/ fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed /],
eve  => [qw/ jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob /],
fay  => [qw/ bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal /],
gay  => [qw/ jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian /],
hope => [qw/ gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred /],
ivy  => [qw/ ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan /],
jan  => [qw/ ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan /],
},
);

my %Engaged;
my %Proposed;

match_them();
check_stability();
perturb();
check_stability();

sub match_them {
say 'Matchmaking:';
while(my \$man = unmatched_man()) {
my \$woman = preferred_choice(\$man);
\$Proposed{\$man}{\$woman} = 1;
if(! \$Engaged{W}{\$woman}) {
engage(\$man, \$woman);
say "\t\$woman and \$man";
}
else {
if(woman_prefers(\$woman, \$man)) {
my \$engaged_man = \$Engaged{W}{\$woman};
engage(\$man, \$woman);
undef \$Engaged{M}{\$engaged_man};
say "\t\$woman dumped \$engaged_man for \$man";
}
}
}
}

sub check_stability {
say 'Stablility:';
my \$stable = 1;
foreach my \$m (men()) {
foreach my \$w (women()) {
if(man_prefers(\$m, \$w) && woman_prefers(\$w, \$m)) {
say "\t\$w prefers \$m to \$Engaged{W}{\$w} and \$m prefers \$w to \$Engaged{M}{\$m}";
\$stable = 0;
}
}
}
if(\$stable) {
say "\t(all marriages stable)";
}
}

sub unmatched_man {
return first { ! \$Engaged{M}{\$_} } men();
}

sub preferred_choice {
my \$man = shift;
return first { ! \$Proposed{\$man}{\$_} } @{ \$Likes{M}{\$man} };
}

sub engage {
my (\$man, \$woman) = @_;
\$Engaged{W}{\$woman} = \$man;
\$Engaged{M}{\$man} = \$woman;
}

sub prefers {
my \$sex = shift;
return sub {
my (\$person, \$prospect) = @_;

my \$choices = join ' ', @{ \$Likes{\$sex}{\$person} };
return index(\$choices, \$prospect) < index(\$choices, \$Engaged{\$sex}{\$person});
}
}

BEGIN {
*woman_prefers = prefers('W');
*man_prefers   = prefers('M');
}

sub perturb {
say 'Perturb:';
say "\tengage abi with fred and bea with jon";
engage('fred' => 'abi');
engage('jon'  => 'bea');
}

sub men   { keys %{ \$Likes{M} } }
sub women { keys %{ \$Likes{W} } }
```

{{out}}

```
Matchmaking:
abi and abe
ivy and dan
abi dumped abe for jon
eve and abe
eve dumped abe for hal
cath and abe
gay and gav
jan and ed
hope and ian
dee and col
cath dumped abe for bob
ivy dumped dan for abe
fay and dan
bea and fred
Stablility:
(all marriages stable)
Perturb:
engage abi with fred and bea with jon
Stablility:
eve prefers jon to hal and jon prefers eve to bea
gay prefers jon to gav and jon prefers gay to bea
fay prefers jon to dan and jon prefers fay to bea
bea prefers fred to jon and fred prefers bea to abi

```

## Perl 6

{{Works with|rakudo|2016.10}} {{trans|Perl}}

```my %he-likes =
abe  => < abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay >,
bob  => < cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay >,
col  => < hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan >,
dan  => < ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi >,
ed   => < jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay >,
fred => < bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay >,
gav  => < gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay >,
hal  => < abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee >,
ian  => < hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve >,
jon  => < abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope >,
;

my %she-likes =
abi  => < bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal >,
bea  => < bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal >,
cath => < fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon >,
dee  => < fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed >,
eve  => < jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob >,
fay  => < bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal >,
gay  => < jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian >,
hope => < gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred >,
ivy  => < ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan >,
jan  => < ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan >,
;

my %fiancé;
my %fiancée;
my %proposed;

sub she-prefers (\$her, \$hottie) { .index(\$hottie) < .index(%fiancé{\$her}) given ~%she-likes{\$her} }
sub he-prefers  (\$him, \$hottie) { .index(\$hottie) < .index(%fiancée{\$him}) given ~%he-likes{\$him} }

match'em;
check-stability;

perturb'em;
check-stability;

sub match'em {                                          #'
say 'Matchmaking:';
while unmatched-guy() -> \$guy {
my \$gal = preferred-choice(\$guy);
%proposed{"\$guy \$gal"} = '❤';
if not %fiancé{\$gal} {
engage(\$guy, \$gal);
say "\t\$gal and \$guy";
}
elsif she-prefers(\$gal, \$guy) {
my \$engaged-guy = %fiancé{\$gal};
engage(\$guy, \$gal);
%fiancée{\$engaged-guy} = '';
say "\t\$gal dumped \$engaged-guy for \$guy";
}
}
}

sub check-stability {
my @instabilities = gather for flat %he-likes.keys X %she-likes.keys -> \$m, \$w {
if he-prefers(\$m, \$w) and she-prefers(\$w, \$m) {
take "\t\$w prefers \$m to %fiancé{\$w} and \$m prefers \$w to %fiancée{\$m}";
}
}

say 'Stablility:';
if @instabilities {
.say for @instabilities;
}
else {
say "\t(all marriages stable)";
}
}

sub unmatched-guy { %he-likes.keys.first: { not %fiancée{\$_} } }

sub preferred-choice(\$guy) { %he-likes{\$guy}.first: { not %proposed{"\$guy \$_" } } }

sub engage(\$guy, \$gal) {
%fiancé{\$gal} = \$guy;
%fiancée{\$guy} = \$gal;
}

sub perturb'em {                                            #'
say 'Perturb:';
say "\tengage abi with fred and bea with jon";
engage('fred', 'abi');
engage('jon', 'bea');
}
```

{{out}}

```Matchmaking:
cath and bob
ivy and dan
abi and jon
hope and ian
jan and ed
eve and abe
eve dumped abe for hal
ivy dumped dan for abe
fay and dan
gay and gav
bea and fred
dee and col
Stablility:
(all marriages stable)
Perturb:
engage abi with fred and bea with jon
Stablility:
fay prefers jon to dan and jon prefers fay to bea
eve prefers jon to hal and jon prefers eve to bea
gay prefers jon to gav and jon prefers gay to bea
bea prefers fred to jon and fred prefers bea to abi
```

## Phix

{{trans|AutoHotkey}}

```constant men = {"abe","bob","col","dan","ed","fred","gav","hal","ian","jon"}
enum             abe , bob , col , dan , ed , fred , gav , hal , ian , jon
constant hen = {"abi","bea","cath","dee","eve","fay","gay","hope","ivy","jan"}
enum             abi , bea , cath , dee , eve , fay , gay , hope , ivy , jan

-- Given a complete list of ranked preferences, where the most liked is to the left:
sequence mpref = repeat(0,length(men))
mpref[abe]  = {abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay}
mpref[bob]  = {cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay}
mpref[col]  = {hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan}
mpref[dan]  = {ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi}
mpref[ed]   = {jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay}
mpref[fred] = {bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay}
mpref[gav]  = {gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay}
mpref[hal]  = {abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee}
mpref[ian]  = {hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve}
mpref[jon]  = {abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope}

sequence hpref = repeat(0,length(hen))
hpref[abi]  = {bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal}
hpref[bea]  = {bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal}
hpref[cath] = {fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon}
hpref[dee]  = {fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed}
hpref[eve]  = {jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob}
hpref[fay]  = {bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal}
hpref[gay]  = {jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian}
hpref[hope] = {gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred}
hpref[ivy]  = {ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan}
hpref[jan]  = {ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan}

sequence engagements := repeat(0,length(hen))
sequence freemen = tagset(length(men))
printf(1,"Engagements:\n")

-- use the Gale Shapley algorithm to find a stable set of engagements:
while length(freemen) do
integer man = freemen[1]
freemen = freemen[2..\$]
integer fem, dumpee
-- each male loops through all females in order of his preference until one accepts him
for j=1 to length(mpref[man]) do
fem = mpref[man][j]
dumpee = engagements[fem]
if dumpee=0
or find(man,hpref[fem])<find(dumpee,hpref[fem]) then
exit
end if
end for
if dumpee!=0 then       -- if she was previously engaged
freemen &= dumpee   -- he goes to the bottom of the list
printf(1,"%s dumped %s and accepted %s\n",{hen[fem],men[dumpee],men[man]})
else
printf(1,"%s accepted %s\n",{hen[fem],men[man]})
end if
engagements[fem] := man -- the new engagement is registered
end while

printf(1,"\nCouples:\n")
for fem=1 to length(hen) do
printf(1,"%s is engaged to %s\n",{hen[fem],men[engagements[fem]]})
end for

procedure stable()
bool unstable = false
for fem=1 to length(hen) do
integer man = engagements[fem]
for j=1 to length(hen) do
if find(fem,mpref[man])>find(j,mpref[man])
and find(engagements[j],hpref[j])>find(man,hpref[j]) then
if unstable=false then
printf(1,"\nThese couples are not stable.\n")
unstable = true
end if
printf(1,"%s is engaged to %s but would prefer %s and %s is engaged to %s but would prefer %s\n",
{men[man],hen[fem],hen[j],hen[j],men[engagements[j]],men[man]})
end if
end for
end for
if not unstable then
printf(1,"\nThese couples are stable.\n")
end if
end procedure

stable()
printf(1,"\nWhat if cath and ivy swap?\n")
engagements[cath]:=abe; engagements[ivy]:=bob
stable()
```

{{Out}}

```
Engagements:
abi accepted abe
cath accepted bob
hope accepted col
ivy accepted dan
jan accepted ed
bea accepted fred
gay accepted gav
eve accepted hal
hope dumped col and accepted ian
abi dumped abe and accepted jon
dee accepted col
ivy dumped dan and accepted abe
fay accepted dan

Couples:
abi is engaged to jon
bea is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to bob
dee is engaged to col
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
gay is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy is engaged to abe
jan is engaged to ed

These couples are stable.

What if cath and ivy swap?

These couples are not stable.
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer abi and abi is engaged to jon but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer bea and bea is engaged to fred but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer cath and cath is engaged to abe but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer fay and fay is engaged to dan but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer hope and hope is engaged to ian but would prefer bob

```

## PicoLisp

```(setq
*Boys (list
(de abe  abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay)
(de bob  cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay)
(de col  hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan)
(de dan  ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi)
(de ed   jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay)
(de fred bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay)
(de gav  gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay)
(de hal  abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee)
(de ian  hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve)
(de jon  abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope) )
*Girls (list
(de bi   bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal)
(de bea  bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal)
(de cath fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon)
(de dee  fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed)
(de eve  jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob)
(de fay  bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal)
(de gay  jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian)
(de hope gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred)
(de ivy  ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan)
(de jan  ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan) )
*Couples NIL )

(bind *Boys
(while
(find
'((Boy) (and (val Boy) (not (asoq Boy *Couples))))
*Boys )
(let (Boy @  Girl (pop Boy)  Pair (find '((P) (== Girl (cdr P))) *Couples))
(nond
(Pair (push '*Couples (cons Boy Girl)))   # Girl is free
((memq Boy (memq (car Pair) (val Girl)))  # Girl prefers Boy
(set Pair Boy) ) ) ) ) )

(for Pair *Couples
(prinl (cdr Pair) " is engaged to " (car Pair)) )

(de checkCouples ()
(unless
(filter
'((Pair)
(let (Boy (car Pair)  Girl (cdr Pair))
(find
'((B)
(and
(memq Boy (cdr (memq B (val Girl))))  # Girl prefers B
(memq
(cdr (asoq B *Couples))            # and B prefers Girl
(cdr (memq Girl (val B))) )
(prinl
Girl " likes " B " better than " Boy " and "
B " likes " Girl " better than "
(cdr (asoq B *Couples)) ) ) )
(val Girl) ) ) )
*Couples )
(prinl "All marriages are stable") ) )

(checkCouples)
(prinl)
(prinl "Engage fred with abi and jon with bea")
(con (asoq 'fred *Couples) 'abi)
(con (asoq 'jon *Couples) 'bea)
(checkCouples)
```

{{out}}

```dee is engaged to col
fay is engaged to dan
eve is engaged to hal
gay is engaged to gav
bea is engaged to fred
jan is engaged to ed
ivy is engaged to abe
hope is engaged to ian
cath is engaged to bob
abi is engaged to jon
All marriages are stable

Engage fred with abi and jon with bea
fay likes jon better than dan and jon likes fay better than bea
eve likes jon better than hal and jon likes eve better than bea
gay likes jon better than gav and jon likes gay better than bea
bea likes fred better than jon and fred likes bea better than abi
```

## Prolog

{{Works with|SWI-Prolog}}{{libheader|XPCE}} XPCE is used for its integrated messaging system.

```%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% facts
prefere(abe,[ abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay]).
prefere(  bob,[ cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay]).
prefere(  col,[ hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan]).
prefere(  dan,[ ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi]).
prefere(   ed,[ jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay]).
prefere( fred,[ bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay]).
prefere(  gav,[ gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay]).
prefere(  hal,[ abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee]).
prefere(  ian,[ hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve]).
prefere(  jon,[ abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope]).

prefere(  abi,[ bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal]).
prefere(  bea,[ bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal]).
prefere( cath,[ fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon]).
prefere(  dee,[ fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed]).
prefere(  eve,[ jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob]).
prefere(  fay,[ bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal]).
prefere(  gay,[ jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian]).
prefere( hope,[ gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred]).
prefere(  ivy,[ ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan]).
prefere(  jan,[ ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan]).

man(abe).
man(bob).
man(col).
man(dan).
man(ed).
man(fred).
man(gav).
man(hal).
man(ian).
man(jon).

woman(abi).
woman(bea).
woman(cath).
woman(dee).
woman(eve).
woman(fay).
woman(gay).
woman(hope).
woman(ivy).
woman(jan).

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% rules

stable_mariage :-
new(LstMan, chain),
forall(man(X),
(   prefere(X, Lst),
new(P, man(X, Lst)),
send(LstMan, append, P))),

new(LstWoman, chain),
forall(woman(X),
(   prefere(X, Lst),
new(P, woman(X, Lst)),
send(LstWoman, append, P))),
send(LstMan, for_all, message(@arg1, init_liste, LstWoman)),
send(LstWoman, for_all, message(@arg1, init_liste, LstMan)),

round(LstMan, LstWoman),
new(LstCouple, chain),
% creation of the couple.
send(LstWoman, for_all, and(message(@prolog, create_couple, @arg1, LstCouple),
message(@pce, write_ln, @arg1?name, with, @arg1?elu?name))),

nl,

% test of the stability of couples
stability(LstCouple),
nl,

% Perturbation of couples
get(LstCouple, size, Len),
get_two_random_couples(Len, V1, V2),

get(LstCouple, nth0, V1, C1),
get(LstCouple, nth0, V2, C2),
new(NC1, tuple(C1?first, C2?second)),
new(NC2, tuple(C2?first, C1?second)),
send(LstCouple, nth0, V1, NC1),
send(LstCouple, nth0, V2, NC2),

send(@pce, write_ln, 'perturbation of couples'),
send(@pce, write_ln, NC1?second, with, NC1?first),
send(@pce, write_ln, NC2?second, with, NC2?first),
nl,

stability(LstCouple).

get_two_random_couples(Len, C1, C2) :-
C1 is random(Len),
repeat,
C2 is random(Len),
C1 \= C2.

create_couple(Woman, LstCouple ) :-
send(LstCouple, append, new(_, tuple(Woman?elu?name, Woman?name))).

% iterations of the algorithm
round(LstMan, LstWoman) :-
send(LstMan, for_some, message(@arg1, propose)),
send(LstWoman, for_some, message(@arg1, dispose)),
(   \+send(LstWoman, for_all, @arg1?status == maybe)
->
round(LstMan, LstWoman)
;
true
).

:-pce_begin_class(person, object, "description of a person").
variable(name, object, both, "name of the person").
variable(preference, chain, both, "list of priority").
variable(status, object, both, "statut of engagement : maybe / free").

initialise(P, Name, Pref) :->
send(P, send_super, initialise),
send(P, slot, name, Name),
send(P, slot, preference, Pref),
send(P, slot, status, free).

% reception of the list of partners
init_liste(P, Lst) :->
% we replace the list of name of partners
% with the list of persons partners.
new(NLP, chain),
get(P, slot, preference, LP),
send(LP, for_all, message(@prolog, find_person,@arg1, Lst, NLP)),
send(P, slot, preference, NLP).

:- pce_end_class(person).

find_person(Name, LstPerson, LstPref) :-
get(LstPerson, find, @arg1?name == Name, Elem),
send(LstPref, append, Elem).

:-pce_begin_class(man, person, "description of a man").

initialise(P, Name, Pref) :->
send(P, send_super, initialise, Name, Pref).

% a man propose "la botte" to a woman
propose(P) :->
get(P, slot, status, free),
get(P, slot, preference, XPref),
send(P, slot, preference, XPref),
send(Pref, proposition, P).

refuse(P) :->
send(P, slot, status, free).

accept(P) :->
send(P, slot, status, maybe).

:- pce_end_class(man).

:-pce_begin_class(woman, person, "description of a woman").
variable(elu, object, both, "name of the elu").
variable(contact, chain, both, "men that have contact this woman").

initialise(P, Name, Pref) :->
send(P, send_super, initialise, Name, Pref),
send(P, slot, contact, new(_, chain)),
send(P, slot, elu, @nil).

% a woman decide Maybe/No
dispose(P) :->
get(P, slot, contact, Contact),
get(P, slot, elu, Elu),

(   Elu \= @nil
->
send(Contact, append, Elu)
;
true),

new(R, chain),
send(Contact, for_all, message(P, fetch, @arg1, R)),
send(R, sort, ?(@arg1?first, compare, @arg2?first)),
send(Tete?second, accept),
send(P, slot, status, maybe),
send(P, slot, elu, Tete?second),
send(R, for_some, message(@arg1?second, refuse)),
send(P, slot, contact, new(_, chain)) .

% looking for the person of the given name  Contact
% Adding it in the chain Chain
fetch(P, Contact, Chain) :->
get(P, slot, preference, Lst),
get(Lst, find, @arg1?name == Contact?name, Elem),
get(Lst, index, Elem, Ind),
send(Chain, append, new(_, tuple(Ind, Contact))).

% a woman receive a proposition from a man
proposition(P, Name) :->
get(P, slot, contact, C),
send(C, append, Name),
send(P, slot, contact, C).

:- pce_end_class(woman).

% computation of the stability od couple
stability(LstCouple) :-
chain_list(LstCouple, LstPceCouple),
maplist(transform, LstPceCouple, PrologLstCouple),
study_couples(PrologLstCouple, [], UnstableCouple),
(   UnstableCouple = []
->
writeln('Couples are stable')
;
sort(UnstableCouple, SortUnstableCouple),
writeln('Unstable couples are'),
maplist(print_unstable_couple, SortUnstableCouple),
nl
).

print_unstable_couple((C1, C2)) :-
format('~w and ~w~n', [C1, C2]).

transform(PceCouple, couple(First, Second)):-
get(PceCouple?first, value, First),
get(PceCouple?second, value, Second).

study_couples([], UnstableCouple, UnstableCouple).

study_couples([H | T], CurrentUnstableCouple, UnstableCouple):-
include(unstable_couple(H), T, Lst),
(   Lst \= []
->
maplist(build_one_couple(H), Lst, Lst1),
append(CurrentUnstableCouple, Lst1,CurrentUnstableCouple1)
;
CurrentUnstableCouple1 = CurrentUnstableCouple
),
study_couples(T, CurrentUnstableCouple1, UnstableCouple).

build_one_couple(C1, C2, (C1, C2)).

unstable_couple(couple(X1, Y1), couple(X2, Y2)) :-
prefere(X1, PX1),
prefere(X2, PX2),
prefere(Y1, PY1),
prefere(Y2, PY2),

% index of women for X1
nth0(IY12, PX1, Y2),
nth0(IY11, PX1, Y1),
% index of men for Y2
nth0(IX21, PY2, X1),
nth0(IX22, PY2, X2),

% index of women for X2
nth0(IY21, PX2, Y1),
nth0(IY22, PX2, Y2),
% index of men for Y1
nth0(IX11, PY1, X1),
nth0(IX12, PY1, X2),

% A couple is unstable
( (IY12 < IY11 , IX21 < IX22);
(IY21 < IY22 , IX12 < IX11)).

```

{{out}}

``` ?- stable_mariage.
abi with jon
bea with fred
cath with bob
dee with col
eve with hal
fay with dan
gay with gav
hope with ian
ivy with abe
jan with ed

Couples are stable

perturbation of couples
gay with jon
abi with gav

Unstable couples are
couple(gav,abi) and couple(abe,ivy)
couple(jon,gay) and couple(dan,fay)
couple(jon,gay) and couple(gav,abi)

true
```

A more Prolog-ish version (working with SWI-Prolog) could be :

```:- dynamic person/4, prop/2.
% person(Name, Preference, Status, Candidate)
% prop(Name, List_of_Candidates) (for a woman)

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% facts
prefere(abe,[ abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay]).
prefere(  bob,[ cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay]).
prefere(  col,[ hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan]).
prefere(  dan,[ ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi]).
prefere(   ed,[ jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay]).
prefere( fred,[ bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay]).
prefere(  gav,[ gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay]).
prefere(  hal,[ abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee]).
prefere(  ian,[ hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve]).
prefere(  jon,[ abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope]).

prefere(  abi,[ bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal]).
prefere(  bea,[ bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal]).
prefere( cath,[ fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon]).
prefere(  dee,[ fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed]).
prefere(  eve,[ jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob]).
prefere(  fay,[ bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal]).
prefere(  gay,[ jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian]).
prefere( hope,[ gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred]).
prefere(  ivy,[ ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan]).
prefere(  jan,[ ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan]).

man(abe).
man(bob).
man(col).
man(dan).
man(ed).
man(fred).
man(gav).
man(hal).
man(ian).
man(jon).

woman(abi).
woman(bea).
woman(cath).
woman(dee).
woman(eve).
woman(fay).
woman(gay).
woman(hope).
woman(ivy).
woman(jan).

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% rules
stable_mariage :-
%initialization
retractall(person(_,_,_,_)),
retractall(prop(_,_)),
forall(prefere(P, Pref), assert(person(P, Pref, free, none))),
bagof(X, man(X), LstMen),
bagof(Y, woman(Y), LstWomen),
forall(member(Z, LstWomen), assert(prop(Z, []))),

% compute the mariages
iteration(LstMen, LstWomen, LstCouple),
maplist(print_couple,LstCouple),
nl,

% test of the stability of couples
stability(LstCouple),
nl,

% Perturbation of couples
length(LstCouple, Len),
get_two_random_couples(Len, V1, V2),

nth0(V1, LstCouple, C1),
select(C1, LstCouple, Lst1),
(   V2 > 0 -> V22 is V2 - 1; V22 = V2),
nth0(V22, Lst1, C2),
select(C2, Lst1, Lst2),
C1 = couple(M1, W1),
C2 = couple(M2, W2),

writeln('perturbation of couples'),
format('~w with ~w~n', [W1, M2]),
format('~w with ~w~n', [W2, M1]),
nl,
stability([couple(M1, W2), couple(M2, W1)| Lst2]).

% the algorithm
iteration(Men, Women, LstCouples) :-
% Men propose
bagof(M,  X^Y^(member(M, Men),person(M, X, free, Y)), LM),
forall(member(X, LM),
(   retract(person(X, [W|Pref], free, Elu)),
assert(person(X, Pref, free, Elu)),
retract(prop(W, Prop)),
assert(prop(W, [X| Prop])))),

% women dispose
bagof(W, L^(prop(W, L), L \= []), LW),
forall(member(W, LW),
(   retract(prop(W, Prop)),
retract(person(W, Pref, _, Elu)),
(   Elu = none -> Prop1 = Prop; Prop1 = [Elu|Prop]),
order_prop(Pref, Prop1, [M | Prop2]),
retract(person(M, PrefM, _, _)),
assert(person(M, PrefM, maybe, W)),
forall(member(Y, Prop2),
(   retract(person(Y, Pref1, _, _TE)),
assert(person(Y, Pref1, free, none)))),
assert(prop(W, [])),
assert(person(W, Pref, maybe, M))
)),

% finished ?
(   bagof(X, T^Z^(member(X, Women), person(X, T, free, Z)), _LW1) ->
iteration(Men, Women, LstCouples)
;
make_couple(Women, LstCouples)
).

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% compute order preference of candidates.
order_prop(Pref, Prop, Res) :-
maplist(index(Pref), Prop, Rtemp),
sort(Rtemp, Rtemp1),
maplist(simplifie,Rtemp1, Res).

index(Lst, Value, [Ind, Value]) :-
nth0(Ind, Lst, Value).

simplifie([_, V], V).

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
print_couple(couple(M, W)) :-
format('~w with ~w~n', [W, M]).

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% creation of couples
make_couple([], []).

make_couple([W | LW], [couple(M, W) | LC]) :-
make_couple(LW, LC),
person(W, _, _, M).

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% miscellaneous
get_two_random_couples(Len, C1, C2) :-
C1 is random(Len),
repeat,
C2 is random(Len),
C1 \= C2.

print_unstable_couple((C1, C2)) :-
format('~w and ~w~n', [C1, C2]).

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% test the stability of couples
stability(LstCouple) :-
study_couples(LstCouple, [], CoupleInstable),
(   CoupleInstable = []
->
writeln('Couples are stable')
;
sort(CoupleInstable, SortCoupleInstable),
writeln('Unstable couples are'),
maplist(print_unstable_couple, SortCoupleInstable),
nl
).

% compute the stability od couple
study_couples([], UnstableCouple, UnstableCouple).

study_couples([H | T], CurrentUnstableCouple, UnstableCouple):-
include(unstable_couple(H), T, Lst),
(   Lst \= []
->
maplist(build_one_couple(H), Lst, Lst1),
append(CurrentUnstableCouple, Lst1,CurrentUnstableCouple1)
;
CurrentUnstableCouple1 = CurrentUnstableCouple
),
study_couples(T, CurrentUnstableCouple1, UnstableCouple).

build_one_couple(C1, C2, (C1, C2)).

unstable_couple(couple(X1, Y1), couple(X2, Y2)) :-
prefere(X1, PX1),
prefere(X2, PX2),
prefere(Y1, PY1),
prefere(Y2, PY2),

% index of women for X1
nth0(IY12, PX1, Y2),
nth0(IY11, PX1, Y1),
% index of men for Y2
nth0(IX21, PY2, X1),
nth0(IX22, PY2, X2),

% index of women for X2
nth0(IY21, PX2, Y1),
nth0(IY22, PX2, Y2),
% index of men for Y1
nth0(IX11, PY1, X1),
nth0(IX12, PY1, X2),

% A couple is unstable
( (IY12 < IY11 , IX21 < IX22);
(IY21 < IY22 , IX12 < IX11)).
```

## PureBasic

This approach uses a messaging system to pass messages between prospective partners.

```#coupleCount = 10

DataSection
;guys
Data.s "abe: abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay"
Data.s "bob: cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay"
Data.s "col: hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan"
Data.s "dan: ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi"
Data.s "ed: jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay"
Data.s "fred: bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay"
Data.s "gav: gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay"
Data.s "hal: abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee"
Data.s "ian: hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve"
Data.s "jon: abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope"
;gals
Data.s "abi: bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal"
Data.s "bea: bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal"
Data.s "cath: fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon"
Data.s "dee: fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed"
Data.s "eve: jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob"
Data.s "fay: bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal"
Data.s "gay: jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian"
Data.s "hope: gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred"
Data.s "ivy: ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan"
Data.s "jan: ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan"
EndDataSection

Structure message
source.s ;person that message is from
dest.s   ;person that message is for
action.s ;{'P', 'A', 'D', 'B'} for proposal, accept, decline, break-up
EndStructure

Structure person
name.s
isEngagedTo.s
List prefs.s()
EndStructure

Global NewList messages.message()

Procedure setupPersons(List persons.person(), count)
Protected i, j, start, pref\$
For i = 1 To count
pref\$ = LCase(pref\$)
start = FindString(pref\$, ":", 1)
persons()\name = Left(pref\$, start - 1)
pref\$ = Trim(Right(pref\$, Len(pref\$) - start))
For j = 1 To count
persons()\prefs() = Trim(StringField(pref\$, j, ","))
Next
Next
EndProcedure

Procedure sendMessage(source.s, dest.s, action.s)
LastElement(messages())
With messages()
\source = source
\dest = dest
\action = action
EndWith
ResetList(messages())
EndProcedure

Procedure selectPerson(name.s, List persons.person())
ForEach persons()
If persons()\name = name
Break
EndIf
Next
EndProcedure

Procedure rankPerson(name.s, List prefs.s())
ForEach prefs()
If prefs() = name
ProcedureReturn #coupleCount - ListIndex(prefs()) ;higher is better
EndIf
Next
ProcedureReturn -1 ;no rank, shouldn't occur
EndProcedure

Procedure stabilityCheck(List guys.person(), List gals.person())
Protected isStable = #True
ForEach guys()
rankPerson(guys()\isEngagedTo, guys()\prefs())
While PreviousElement(guys()\prefs())
selectPerson(guys()\prefs(), gals())
If rankPerson(guys()\name, gals()\prefs()) > rankPerson(gals()\isEngagedTo, gals()\prefs())
Print("  " + gals()\name + " loves " + guys()\name + " more than " + gals()\isEngagedTo + ",")
PrintN(" And " + guys()\name + " loves " + gals()\name + " more than " + guys()\isEngagedTo + ".")
isStable = #False
EndIf
Wend
Next
If isStable
PrintN(#CRLF\$ + "Marriage stability check PASSED.")
Else
PrintN(#CRLF\$ + "Marriage stability check FAILED.")
EndIf
EndProcedure

NewList guys.person()
NewList gals.person()
setupPersons(guys(), #coupleCount)
setupPersons(gals(), #coupleCount)

;make initial round of proposals
ForEach guys()
FirstElement(guys()\prefs())
sendMessage(guys()\name, guys()\prefs(), "P")
Next

;dispatch messages
Define source.s, dest.s, action.s
ForEach messages()
source = messages()\source
dest = messages()\dest
action = messages()\action

DeleteElement(messages())
Select action
Case "P" ;propose ;only message received by gals
selectPerson(dest, gals())
selectPerson(source, guys())
If rankPerson(guys()\name, gals()\prefs()) < rankPerson(gals()\isEngagedTo, gals()\prefs())
sendMessage(dest, source, "D") ;decline proposal
ElseIf rankPerson(guys()\name, gals()\prefs()) > rankPerson(gals()\isEngagedTo, gals()\prefs())
If gals()\isEngagedTo
sendMessage(dest, gals()\isEngagedTo, "B")  ;break-up engagement
EndIf
gals()\isEngagedTo = source
sendMessage(dest, source, "A") ;accept proposal
EndIf
Case "A", "D", "B" ;messages received by guys
selectPerson(dest, guys())
If action = "A" ;proposal accepted
guys()\isEngagedTo = source
Else
If action = "B" ;broke-up
guys()\isEngagedTo = ""
EndIf
NextElement(guys()\prefs())
sendMessage(dest, guys()\prefs(),"P") ;propose to next pref
EndIf
EndSelect
Next

If OpenConsole()
PrintN("Marriages:")
ForEach guys()
PrintN("  " + guys()\name + " And " + guys()\isEngagedTo + ".")
Next
stabilityCheck(guys(), gals())

Define *person_1.person, *person_2.person
PrintN(#CRLF\$ + "Introducing an error by swapping partners of abi and bea.")
selectPerson("abi", gals()): *person_1 = @gals()
selectPerson("bea", gals()): *person_2 = @gals()
Swap *person_1\isEngagedTo, *person_2\isEngagedTo
selectPerson(*person_1\isEngagedTo, guys()): *person_1 = @guys()
selectPerson(*person_1\isEngagedTo, guys()): *person_2 = @guys()
Swap *person_1\isEngagedTo, *person_2\isEngagedTo
PrintN("  " + *person_1\name + " is now with " + *person_1\isEngagedTo + ".")
PrintN("  " + *person_2\name + " is now with " + *person_2\isEngagedTo + ".")
PrintN("")
stabilityCheck(guys(), gals())

Print(#CRLF\$ + #CRLF\$ + "Press ENTER to exit"): Input()
CloseConsole()
EndIf
```

{{out}}

```Marriages:
abe And ivy.
bob And cath.
col And dee.
dan And fay.
ed And jan.
fred And bea.
gav And gay.
hal And eve.
ian And hope.
jon And abi.

Marriage stability check PASSED.

Introducing an error by swapping partners of abi and bea.
fred is now with abi.
jon is now with bea.

bea loves fred more than jon, And fred loves bea more than abi.
eve loves jon more than hal, And jon loves eve more than bea.
gay loves jon more than gav, And jon loves gay more than bea.
fay loves jon more than dan, And jon loves fay more than bea.

Marriage stability check FAILED.
```

## Python

```import copy

guyprefers = {
'abe':  ['abi', 'eve', 'cath', 'ivy', 'jan', 'dee', 'fay', 'bea', 'hope', 'gay'],
'bob':  ['cath', 'hope', 'abi', 'dee', 'eve', 'fay', 'bea', 'jan', 'ivy', 'gay'],
'col':  ['hope', 'eve', 'abi', 'dee', 'bea', 'fay', 'ivy', 'gay', 'cath', 'jan'],
'dan':  ['ivy', 'fay', 'dee', 'gay', 'hope', 'eve', 'jan', 'bea', 'cath', 'abi'],
'ed':   ['jan', 'dee', 'bea', 'cath', 'fay', 'eve', 'abi', 'ivy', 'hope', 'gay'],
'fred': ['bea', 'abi', 'dee', 'gay', 'eve', 'ivy', 'cath', 'jan', 'hope', 'fay'],
'gav':  ['gay', 'eve', 'ivy', 'bea', 'cath', 'abi', 'dee', 'hope', 'jan', 'fay'],
'hal':  ['abi', 'eve', 'hope', 'fay', 'ivy', 'cath', 'jan', 'bea', 'gay', 'dee'],
'ian':  ['hope', 'cath', 'dee', 'gay', 'bea', 'abi', 'fay', 'ivy', 'jan', 'eve'],
'jon':  ['abi', 'fay', 'jan', 'gay', 'eve', 'bea', 'dee', 'cath', 'ivy', 'hope']}
galprefers = {
'abi':  ['bob', 'fred', 'jon', 'gav', 'ian', 'abe', 'dan', 'ed', 'col', 'hal'],
'bea':  ['bob', 'abe', 'col', 'fred', 'gav', 'dan', 'ian', 'ed', 'jon', 'hal'],
'cath': ['fred', 'bob', 'ed', 'gav', 'hal', 'col', 'ian', 'abe', 'dan', 'jon'],
'dee':  ['fred', 'jon', 'col', 'abe', 'ian', 'hal', 'gav', 'dan', 'bob', 'ed'],
'eve':  ['jon', 'hal', 'fred', 'dan', 'abe', 'gav', 'col', 'ed', 'ian', 'bob'],
'fay':  ['bob', 'abe', 'ed', 'ian', 'jon', 'dan', 'fred', 'gav', 'col', 'hal'],
'gay':  ['jon', 'gav', 'hal', 'fred', 'bob', 'abe', 'col', 'ed', 'dan', 'ian'],
'hope': ['gav', 'jon', 'bob', 'abe', 'ian', 'dan', 'hal', 'ed', 'col', 'fred'],
'ivy':  ['ian', 'col', 'hal', 'gav', 'fred', 'bob', 'abe', 'ed', 'jon', 'dan'],
'jan':  ['ed', 'hal', 'gav', 'abe', 'bob', 'jon', 'col', 'ian', 'fred', 'dan']}

guys = sorted(guyprefers.keys())
gals = sorted(galprefers.keys())

def check(engaged):
inverseengaged = dict((v,k) for k,v in engaged.items())
for she, he in engaged.items():
shelikes = galprefers[she]
shelikesbetter = shelikes[:shelikes.index(he)]
helikes = guyprefers[he]
helikesbetter = helikes[:helikes.index(she)]
for guy in shelikesbetter:
guysgirl = inverseengaged[guy]
guylikes = guyprefers[guy]
if guylikes.index(guysgirl) > guylikes.index(she):
print("%s and %s like each other better than "
"their present partners: %s and %s, respectively"
% (she, guy, he, guysgirl))
return False
for gal in helikesbetter:
girlsguy = engaged[gal]
gallikes = galprefers[gal]
if gallikes.index(girlsguy) > gallikes.index(he):
print("%s and %s like each other better than "
"their present partners: %s and %s, respectively"
% (he, gal, she, girlsguy))
return False
return True

def matchmaker():
guysfree = guys[:]
engaged  = {}
guyprefers2 = copy.deepcopy(guyprefers)
galprefers2 = copy.deepcopy(galprefers)
while guysfree:
guy = guysfree.pop(0)
guyslist = guyprefers2[guy]
gal = guyslist.pop(0)
fiance = engaged.get(gal)
if not fiance:
# She's free
engaged[gal] = guy
print("  %s and %s" % (guy, gal))
else:
# The bounder proposes to an engaged lass!
galslist = galprefers2[gal]
if galslist.index(fiance) > galslist.index(guy):
# She prefers new guy
engaged[gal] = guy
print("  %s dumped %s for %s" % (gal, fiance, guy))
if guyprefers2[fiance]:
# Ex has more girls to try
guysfree.append(fiance)
else:
# She is faithful to old fiance
if guyslist:
# Look again
guysfree.append(guy)
return engaged

print('\nEngagements:')
engaged = matchmaker()

print('\nCouples:')
print('  ' + ',\n  '.join('%s is engaged to %s' % couple
for couple in sorted(engaged.items())))
print()
print('Engagement stability check PASSED'
if check(engaged) else 'Engagement stability check FAILED')

print('\n\nSwapping two fiances to introduce an error')
engaged[gals[0]], engaged[gals[1]] = engaged[gals[1]], engaged[gals[0]]
for gal in gals[:2]:
print('  %s is now engaged to %s' % (gal, engaged[gal]))
print()
print('Engagement stability check PASSED'
if check(engaged) else 'Engagement stability check FAILED')
```

{{out}}

```Engagements:
abe and abi
bob and cath
col and hope
dan and ivy
ed and jan
fred and bea
gav and gay
hope dumped col for ian
abi dumped abe for jon
hal and eve
col and dee
ivy dumped dan for abe
dan and fay

Couples:
abi is engaged to jon,
bea is engaged to fred,
cath is engaged to bob,
dee is engaged to col,
eve is engaged to hal,
fay is engaged to dan,
gay is engaged to gav,
hope is engaged to ian,
ivy is engaged to abe,
jan is engaged to ed

Engagement stability check PASSED

Swapping two fiances to introduce an error
abi is now engaged to fred
bea is now engaged to jon

fay and jon like each other better than their present partners: dan and bea, respectively
Engagement stability check FAILED
```

## Ruby

```class Person
def initialize(name)
@name = name
@fiance = nil
@preferences = []
@proposals = []
end
attr_accessor :fiance, :preferences

def to_s
@name
end

def free
@fiance = nil
end

def single?
@fiance == nil
end

def engage(person)
self.fiance = person
person.fiance = self
end

def better_choice?(person)
@preferences.index(person) < @preferences.index(@fiance)
end

def propose_to(person)
puts "#{self} proposes to #{person}" if \$DEBUG
@proposals << person
person.respond_to_proposal_from(self)
end

def respond_to_proposal_from(person)
if single?
puts "#{self} accepts proposal from #{person}" if \$DEBUG
engage(person)
elsif better_choice?(person)
puts "#{self} dumps #{@fiance} for #{person}" if \$DEBUG
@fiance.free
engage(person)
else
puts "#{self} rejects proposal from #{person}" if \$DEBUG
end
end
end

########################################################################
# initialize data

prefs = {
'abe'  => %w[abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay],
'bob'  => %w[cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay],
'col'  => %w[hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan],
'dan'  => %w[ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi],
'ed'   => %w[jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay],
'fred' => %w[bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay],
'gav'  => %w[gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay],
'hal'  => %w[abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee],
'ian'  => %w[hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve],
'jon'  => %w[abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope],
'abi'  => %w[bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal],
'bea'  => %w[bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal],
'cath' => %w[fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon],
'dee'  => %w[fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed],
'eve'  => %w[jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob],
'fay'  => %w[bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal],
'gay'  => %w[jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian],
'hope' => %w[gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred],
'ivy'  => %w[ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan],
'jan'  => %w[ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan],
}

@men = Hash[
%w[abe bob col dan ed fred gav hal ian jon].collect do |name|
[name, Person.new(name)]
end
]

@women = Hash[
%w[abi bea cath dee eve fay gay hope ivy jan].collect do |name|
[name, Person.new(name)]
end
]

@men.each {|name, man| man.preferences = @women.values_at(*prefs[name])}
@women.each {|name, woman| woman.preferences = @men.values_at(*prefs[name])}

########################################################################
# perform the matching

def match_couples(men, women)
men.each_value {|man| man.free}
women.each_value {|woman| woman.free}

while m = men.values.find {|man| man.single?} do
puts "considering single man #{m}" if \$DEBUG
w = m.preferences.find {|woman| not m.proposals.include?(woman)}
m.propose_to(w)
end
end

match_couples @men, @women

@men.each_value.collect {|man| puts "#{man} + #{man.fiance}"}

########################################################################
# check for stability

class Person
def more_preferable_people
( @preferences.partition {|p| better_choice?(p)} ).first
end
end

require 'set'

def stability(men)
unstable = Set.new
men.each_value do |man|
woman = man.fiance
puts "considering #{man} and #{woman}" if \$DEBUG

man.more_preferable_people.each do |other_woman|
if other_woman.more_preferable_people.include?(man)
puts "an unstable pairing: #{man} and #{other_woman}" if \$DEBUG
unstable << [man, other_woman]
end
end
woman.more_preferable_people.each do |other_man|
if other_man.more_preferable_people.include?(woman)
puts "an unstable pairing: #{woman} and #{other_man}" if \$DEBUG
unstable << [other_man, woman]
end
end
end

if unstable.empty?
puts "these couples are stable"
else
puts "uh oh"
unstable.each do |a,b|
puts "#{a} is engaged to #{a.fiance} but would prefer #{b}, and #{b} is engaged to #{b.fiance} but would prefer #{a}"
end
end
end

stability @men

########################################################################
# perturb

puts "\nwhat if abe and bob swap..."

def swap(m1, m2)
w1 = m1.fiance
w2 = m2.fiance
m1.fiance = w2
w1.fiance = m2
m2.fiance = w1
w2.fiance = m1
end

swap *@men.values_at('abe','bob')

@men.each_value.collect {|man| puts "#{man} + #{man.fiance}"}
stability @men
```

{{out}}

```abe + ivy
bob + cath
col + dee
dan + fay
ed + jan
fred + bea
gav + gay
hal + eve
ian + hope
jon + abi
these couples are stable

what if abe and bob swap...
abe + cath
bob + ivy
col + dee
dan + fay
ed + jan
fred + bea
gav + gay
hal + eve
ian + hope
jon + abi
uh oh
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer cath, and cath is engaged to abe but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer hope, and hope is engaged to ian but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer abi, and abi is engaged to jon but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer fay, and fay is engaged to dan but would prefer bob
bob is engaged to ivy but would prefer bea, and bea is engaged to fred but would prefer bob
```

Hmm, turns out Bob is a popular guy...

## Racket

```
#lang racket

(define MEN
'([abe  abi  eve  cath ivy  jan  dee  fay  bea  hope gay ]
[bob  cath hope abi  dee  eve  fay  bea  jan  ivy  gay ]
[col  hope eve  abi  dee  bea  fay  ivy  gay  cath jan ]
[dan  ivy  fay  dee  gay  hope eve  jan  bea  cath abi ]
[ed   jan  dee  bea  cath fay  eve  abi  ivy  hope gay ]
[fred bea  abi  dee  gay  eve  ivy  cath jan  hope fay ]
[gav  gay  eve  ivy  bea  cath abi  dee  hope jan  fay ]
[hal  abi  eve  hope fay  ivy  cath jan  bea  gay  dee ]
[ian  hope cath dee  gay  bea  abi  fay  ivy  jan  eve ]
[jon  abi  fay  jan  gay  eve  bea  dee  cath ivy  hope]))
(define WOMEN
'([abi  bob  fred jon  gav  ian  abe  dan  ed   col  hal ]
[bea  bob  abe  col  fred gav  dan  ian  ed   jon  hal ]
[cath fred bob  ed   gav  hal  col  ian  abe  dan  jon ]
[dee  fred jon  col  abe  ian  hal  gav  dan  bob  ed  ]
[eve  jon  hal  fred dan  abe  gav  col  ed   ian  bob ]
[fay  bob  abe  ed   ian  jon  dan  fred gav  col  hal ]
[gay  jon  gav  hal  fred bob  abe  col  ed   dan  ian ]
[hope gav  jon  bob  abe  ian  dan  hal  ed   col  fred]
[ivy  ian  col  hal  gav  fred bob  abe  ed   jon  dan ]
[jan  ed   hal  gav  abe  bob  jon  col  ian  fred dan ]))

;; x is better than y according to the l order
(define (better? x y l) (memq y (cdr (memq x l))))

(define (stable-matching Mprefs Wprefs)
(define M (map car Mprefs))
(define engagements (make-hasheq))
(define preferences (make-hasheq))
(define (engage! m w)
(hash-set! engagements m w)
(hash-set! engagements w m))
(for ([m Mprefs]) (hash-set! preferences (car m) (cdr m)))
(for ([w Wprefs]) (hash-set! preferences (car w) (cdr w)))
(let loop ()
(define m+w
(for/or ([m M])
(and (not (hash-ref engagements m #f))   ; m is free
(let ([p (hash-ref preferences m)]) ; can propose
(and (pair? p)
(let ([w (car p)])
(hash-set! preferences m (cdr p)) ; drop w from m
(cons m w)))))))
(when m+w
(define m (car m+w))
(define w (cdr m+w))
(define m* (hash-ref engagements w #f))    ; m* is w's prev engagement
(cond [(not m*) (engage! m w)]             ; w is free
[(better? m m* (hash-ref preferences w)) ; w prefers m over m*
(engage! m w)
(hash-set! engagements m* #f)])     ; m* becomes free
(loop)))
engagements)

(define (find-unstable Mprefs Wprefs matches)
(for*/or ([m (map car Mprefs)] [w (map car Wprefs)])
(define w* (hash-ref matches m))
(define m* (hash-ref matches w))
(and (not (eq? m m*))
(better? w w* (cdr (assq m Mprefs)))
(better? m m* (cdr (assq w Wprefs)))
(cons m w))))

(define (check-stability)
(let ([u (find-unstable MEN WOMEN matches)])
(if u
(printf "Unstable: ~a and ~a prefer each other over partners.\n"
(car u) (cdr u))
(printf "The match is stable.\n"))))
(define matches (stable-matching MEN WOMEN))
(printf "Found matches:\n")
(for ([m (map car MEN)]) (printf "  ~a, ~a\n" m (hash-ref matches m)))
(check-stability)
(let ([M (map car (take (shuffle MEN) 2))])
(printf "Swapping wives of ~a and ~a\n" (car M) (cadr M))
(define (swap! x y)
(define t (hash-ref matches x))
(hash-set! matches x (hash-ref matches y))
(hash-set! matches y t))
(swap! (hash-ref matches (car M)) (hash-ref matches (cadr M))))
(check-stability)

```

Sample run:

```
Found matches:
abe, ivy
bob, cath
col, dee
dan, fay
ed, jan
fred, bea
gav, gay
hal, eve
ian, hope
jon, abi
The match is stable.
Swapping wives of bob and gav
Unstable: bob and abi prefer each other over partners.

```

## REXX

```/*- REXX --------------------------------------------------------------
* pref.b  Preferences of boy b
* pref.g  Preferences of girl g
* boys    List of boys
* girls   List of girls
* plist   List of proposals
* mlist   List of (current) matches
* glist   List of girls to be matched
* glist.b List of girls that proposed to boy b
* blen    maximum length of boys' names
* glen    maximum length of girls' names
---------------------------------------------------------------------*/

pref.Charlotte=translate('Bingley Darcy Collins Wickham ')
pref.Elisabeth=translate('Wickham Darcy Bingley Collins ')
pref.Jane     =translate('Bingley Wickham Darcy Collins ')
pref.Lydia    =translate('Bingley Wickham Darcy Collins ')

pref.Bingley  =translate('Jane Elisabeth Lydia Charlotte')
pref.Collins  =translate('Jane Elisabeth Lydia Charlotte')
pref.Darcy    =translate('Elisabeth Jane Charlotte Lydia')
pref.Wickham  =translate('Lydia Jane Elisabeth Charlotte')

pref.ABE='ABI EVE CATH IVY JAN DEE FAY BEA HOPE GAY'
pref.BOB='CATH HOPE ABI DEE EVE FAY BEA JAN IVY GAY'
pref.COL='HOPE EVE ABI DEE BEA FAY IVY GAY CATH JAN'
pref.DAN='IVY FAY DEE GAY HOPE EVE JAN BEA CATH ABI'
pref.ED='JAN DEE BEA CATH FAY EVE ABI IVY HOPE GAY'
pref.FRED='BEA ABI DEE GAY EVE IVY CATH JAN HOPE FAY'
pref.GAV='GAY EVE IVY BEA CATH ABI DEE HOPE JAN FAY'
pref.HAL='ABI EVE HOPE FAY IVY CATH JAN BEA GAY DEE'
pref.IAN='HOPE CATH DEE GAY BEA ABI FAY IVY JAN EVE'
pref.JON='ABI FAY JAN GAY EVE BEA DEE CATH IVY HOPE'

pref.ABI='BOB FRED JON GAV IAN ABE DAN ED COL HAL'
pref.BEA='BOB ABE COL FRED GAV DAN IAN ED JON HAL'
pref.CATH='FRED BOB ED GAV HAL COL IAN ABE DAN JON'
pref.DEE='FRED JON COL ABE IAN HAL GAV DAN BOB ED'
pref.EVE='JON HAL FRED DAN ABE GAV COL ED IAN BOB'
pref.FAY='BOB ABE ED IAN JON DAN FRED GAV COL HAL'
pref.GAY='JON GAV HAL FRED BOB ABE COL ED DAN IAN'
pref.HOPE='GAV JON BOB ABE IAN DAN HAL ED COL FRED'
pref.IVY='IAN COL HAL GAV FRED BOB ABE ED JON DAN'
pref.JAN='ED HAL GAV ABE BOB JON COL IAN FRED DAN'

If arg(1)>'' Then Do
boys='ABE BOB COL DAN ED FRED GAV HAL IAN JON'
girls='ABI BEA CATH DEE EVE FAY GAY HOPE IVY JAN'
End
Else Do
girls=translate('Charlotte Elisabeth Jane  Lydia')
boys =translate('Bingley   Collins   Darcy Wickham')
End

debug=0
blen=0
Do i=1 To words(boys)
blen=max(blen,length(word(boys,i)))
End
glen=0
Do i=1 To words(girls)
glen=max(glen,length(word(girls,i)))
End
glist=girls
mlist=''
Do ri=1 By 1 Until glist=''            /* as long as there are girls */
Call dbg 'Round' ri
plist=''                             /* no proposals in this round */
glist.=''
Do gi=1 To words(glist)              /* loop over free girls       */
gg=word(glist,gi)                  /* an unmathed girl           */
b=word(pref.gg,1)                  /* her preferred boy          */
plist=plist gg'-'||b               /* remember this proposal     */
glist.b=glist.b gg                 /* add girl to the boy's list */
Call dbg left(gg,glen) 'proposes to' b  /* tell the user              */
End
Do bi=1 To words(boys)               /* loop over all boys         */
b=word(boys,bi)                    /* one of them                */
If glist.b>'' Then                 /* if he's got proposals      */
Call dbg b 'has these proposals' glist.b /* show them               */
End
Do bi=1 To words(boys)               /* loop over all boys         */
b=word(boys,bi)                    /* one of them                */
bm=pos(b'*',mlist)                 /* has he been matched yet?   */
Select
When words(glist.b)=1 Then Do    /* one girl proposed for him  */
gg=word(glist.b,1)             /* the proposing girl         */
If bm=0 Then Do                /* no, he hasn't              */
Call dbg b 'accepts' gg           /* is accepted                */
Call set_mlist 'A',mlist b||'*'||gg /* add match to mlist  */
Call set_glist 'A',remove(gg,glist) /* remove gg from glist*/
pref.gg=remove(b,pref.gg)    /* remove b from gg's preflist*/
End
Else Do                        /* boy has been matched       */
Parse Var mlist =(bm) '*' go ' ' /* to girl go             */
If wordpos(gg,pref.b)<wordpos(go,pref.b) Then Do
/* the proposing girl is preferred to the current one */
/* so we replace go by gg     */
Call set_mlist 'B',repl(mlist,b||'*'||gg,b||'*'||go)
Call dbg b 'releases' go
Call dbg b 'accepts ' gg
Call set_glist 'B',glist go  /* add go to list of girls  */
Call set_glist 'C',remove(gg,glist) /* and remove gg     */
End
pref.gg=remove(b,pref.gg)    /* remove b from gg's preflist*/
End
End
When words(glist.b)>1 Then
Call pick_1
Otherwise Nop
End
End
Call dbg 'Matches   :' mlist
Call dbg 'free girls:' glist
Call check 'L'
End
Say 'Success at round' (ri-1)
Do While mlist>''
Parse Var mlist boy '*' girl mlist
Say left(boy,blen) 'matches' girl
End
Exit

pick_1:
If bm>0 Then Do                /* boy has been matched       */
Parse Var mlist =(bm) '*' go ' ' /* to girl go             */
pmin=wordpos(go,pref.b)
End
Else Do
go=''
pmin=99
End
Do gi=1 To words(glist.b)
gt=word(glist.b,gi)
gp=wordpos(gt,pref.b)
If gp<pmin Then Do
pmin=gp
gg=gt
End
End
If bm=0 Then Do
Call dbg b 'accepts' gg           /* is accepted                */
Call set_mlist 'A',mlist b||'*'||gg /* add match to mlist  */
Call set_glist 'A',remove(gg,glist) /* remove gg from glist*/
pref.gg=remove(b,pref.gg)    /* remove b from gg's preflist*/
End
Else Do
If gg<>go Then Do
Call set_mlist 'B',repl(mlist,b||'*'||gg,b||'*'||go)
Call dbg b 'releases' go
Call dbg b 'accepts ' gg
Call set_glist 'B',glist go  /* add go to list of girls  */
Call set_glist 'C',remove(gg,glist) /* and remove gg     */
pref.gg=remove(b,pref.gg)  /* remove b from gg's preflist*/
End
End
Return

remove:
Parse Arg needle,haystack
pp=pos(needle,haystack)
If pp>0 Then
res=left(haystack,pp-1) substr(haystack,pp+length(needle))
Else
res=haystack
Return space(res)

set_mlist:
Parse Arg where,new_mlist
Call dbg 'set_mlist' where':' mlist
mlist=space(new_mlist)
Call dbg 'set_mlist ->' mlist
Call dbg ''
Return

set_glist:
Parse Arg where,new_glist
Call dbg 'set_glist' where':' glist
glist=new_glist
Call dbg 'set_glist ->' glist
Call dbg ''
Return

check:
If words(mlist)+words(glist)<>words(boys) Then Do
Call dbg 'FEHLER bei' arg(1) (words(mlist)+words(glist))'<>10'
say 'match='mlist'<'
say '   glist='glist'<'
End
Return

dbg:
If debug Then
Call dbg arg(1)
Return
repl: Procedure
Parse Arg s,new,old
Do i=1 To 100 Until p=0
p=pos(old,s)
If p>0 Then
s=left(s,p-1)||new||substr(s,p+length(old))
End
Return s
```

{{out}}

```
D:\>rexx smxa
Success at round 5
BINGLEY matches LYDIA
WICKHAM matches JANE
DARCY   matches ELISABETH
COLLINS matches CHARLOTTE

D:\>rexx smxa .
Success at round 22
BOB  matches CATH
ED   matches JAN
FRED matches BEA
GAV  matches GAY
IAN  matches HOPE
JON  matches ABI
HAL  matches EVE
ABE  matches IVY
COL  matches DEE
DAN  matches FAY
```

## Scala

{{trans|Java}}

```object SMP extends App {
private def checkMarriages(): Unit =
if (check)
println("Marriages are stable")
else
println("Marriages are unstable")

private def swap() {
val girl2 = girls(1)
val tmp = girl2 -> matches(girl1)
matches += girl1 -> matches(girl2)
matches += tmp
println(girl1 + " and " + girl2 + " have switched partners")
}

private type TM = scala.collection.mutable.TreeMap[String, String]

private def check: Boolean = {
if (!girls.toSet.subsetOf(matches.keySet) || !guys.toSet.subsetOf(matches.values.toSet))
return false

val invertedMatches = new TM
matches foreach { invertedMatches += _.swap }

for ((k, v) <- matches) {
val shePrefers = girlPrefers(k)
val sheLikesBetter = shePrefers.slice(0, shePrefers.indexOf(v))
val hePrefers = guyPrefers(v)
val heLikesBetter = hePrefers.slice(0, hePrefers.indexOf(k))

for (guy <- sheLikesBetter) {
val fiance = invertedMatches(guy)
val guy_p = guyPrefers(guy)
if (guy_p.indexOf(fiance) > guy_p.indexOf(k)) {
println(s"\$k likes \$guy better than \$v and \$guy likes \$k better than their current partner")
return false
}
}

for (girl <- heLikesBetter) {
val fiance = matches(girl)
val girl_p = girlPrefers(girl)
if (girl_p.indexOf(fiance) > girl_p.indexOf(v)) {
println(s"\$v likes \$girl better than \$k and \$girl likes \$v better than their current partner")
return false
}
}
}
true
}

private val guys = "abe" :: "bob" :: "col" :: "dan" :: "ed" :: "fred" :: "gav" :: "hal" :: "ian" :: "jon" :: Nil
private val girls = "abi" :: "bea" :: "cath" :: "dee" :: "eve" :: "fay" :: "gay" :: "hope" :: "ivy" :: "jan" :: Nil
private val guyPrefers = Map("abe" -> List("abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan", "dee", "fay", "bea", "hope", "gay"),
"bob" -> List("cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve", "fay", "bea", "jan", "ivy", "gay"),
"col" -> List("hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea", "fay", "ivy", "gay", "cath", "jan"),
"dan" -> List("ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope", "eve", "jan", "bea", "cath", "abi"),
"ed" -> List("jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay", "eve", "abi", "ivy", "hope", "gay"),
"fred" -> List("bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "hope", "fay"),
"gav" -> List("gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath", "abi", "dee", "hope", "jan", "fay"),
"hal" -> List("abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "bea", "gay", "dee"),
"ian" -> List("hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea", "abi", "fay", "ivy", "jan", "eve"),
"jon" -> List("abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve", "bea", "dee", "cath", "ivy", "hope"))
private val girlPrefers = Map("abi" -> List("bob", "fred", "jon", "gav", "ian", "abe", "dan", "ed", "col", "hal"),
"bea" -> List("bob", "abe", "col", "fred", "gav", "dan", "ian", "ed", "jon", "hal"),
"cath" -> List("fred", "bob", "ed", "gav", "hal", "col", "ian", "abe", "dan", "jon"),
"dee" -> List("fred", "jon", "col", "abe", "ian", "hal", "gav", "dan", "bob", "ed"),
"eve" -> List("jon", "hal", "fred", "dan", "abe", "gav", "col", "ed", "ian", "bob"),
"fay" -> List("bob", "abe", "ed", "ian", "jon", "dan", "fred", "gav", "col", "hal"),
"gay" -> List("jon", "gav", "hal", "fred", "bob", "abe", "col", "ed", "dan", "ian"),
"hope" -> List("gav", "jon", "bob", "abe", "ian", "dan", "hal", "ed", "col", "fred"),
"ivy" -> List("ian", "col", "hal", "gav", "fred", "bob", "abe", "ed", "jon", "dan"),
"jan" -> List("ed", "hal", "gav", "abe", "bob", "jon", "col", "ian", "fred", "dan"))

private lazy val matches = {
val engagements = new TM
val freeGuys = scala.collection.mutable.Queue.empty ++ guys
while (freeGuys.nonEmpty) {
val guy = freeGuys.dequeue()
val guy_p = guyPrefers(guy)
var break = false
for (girl <- guy_p)
if (!break)
if (!engagements.contains(girl)) {
engagements(girl) = guy
break = true
}
else {
val other_guy = engagements(girl)
val girl_p = girlPrefers(girl)
if (girl_p.indexOf(guy) < girl_p.indexOf(other_guy)) {
engagements(girl) = guy
freeGuys += other_guy
break = true
}
}
}

engagements foreach { e => println(s"\${e._1} is engaged to \${e._2}") }
engagements
}

checkMarriages()
swap()
checkMarriages()
}
```

{{out}} See Java output.

## Seed7

```\$ include "seed7_05.s7i";

const type: preferences is hash [string] array string;
const type: engaged is hash [string] string;

const func integer: pos (in array string: area, in string: searched) is func
result
var integer: pos is 1;
begin
while pos <= length(area) and area[pos] <> searched do
incr(pos);
end while;
if pos > length(area) then
pos := 0;
end if;
end func;

const func engaged: matchmaker (in preferences: guyPrefers, in preferences: girlPrefers) is func
result
var engaged: engagedTo is engaged.value;
local
var array string: freeGuys is 0 times "";
var string: guy is "";
var string: girl is "";
var string: fiance is "";
var array string: guyPreferencList is 0 times "";
var array string: girlPreferenceList is 0 times "";
var boolean: searching is TRUE;
begin
freeGuys := sort(keys(guyPrefers));
while length(freeGuys) <> 0 do
guy := freeGuys[1];
freeGuys := freeGuys[2 ..];
guyPreferencList := guyPrefers[guy];
searching := TRUE;
while searching and length(guyPreferencList) <> 0 do
girl := guyPreferencList[1];
guyPreferencList := guyPreferencList[2 ..];
if girl not in engagedTo then
engagedTo @:= [girl] guy;
writeln("  " <& girl <& " and " <& guy);
searching := FALSE;
else
fiance := engagedTo[girl];
girlPreferenceList := girlPrefers[girl];
if pos(girlPreferenceList, guy) < pos(girlPreferenceList, fiance) then
# She prefers new guy
engagedTo @:= [girl] guy;
freeGuys &:= fiance;
writeln("  " <& girl <& " dumped " <& fiance <& " for " <& guy);
searching := FALSE;
end if;
end if;
end while;
end while;
end func;

const func boolean: check (in engaged: engagedTo,
in preferences: guyPrefers, in preferences: girlPrefers) is func
result
var boolean: stable is TRUE;
local
var string: he is "";
var string: she is "";
var string: guy is "";
var string: girl is "";
var engaged: inverseEngaged is engaged.value;
var array string: sheLikes is 0 times "";
var array string: sheLikesBetter is 0 times "";
var array string: heLikes is 0 times "";
var array string: heLikesBetter is 0 times "";
var string: guysGirl is "";
var array string: guyLikes is 0 times "";
var string: girlsGuy is "";
var array string: girlLikes is 0 times "";
begin
for he key she range engagedTo do
inverseEngaged @:= [he] she;
end for;
for he key she range engagedTo do
sheLikes := girlPrefers[she];
sheLikesBetter := sheLikes[.. pred(pos(sheLikes, he))];
heLikes := guyPrefers[he];
heLikesBetter := heLikes[.. pred(pos(heLikes, she))];
for guy range sheLikesBetter do
guysGirl := inverseEngaged[guy];
guyLikes := guyPrefers[guy];
if pos(guyLikes, guysGirl) > pos(guyLikes, she) and stable then
writeln(she <& " likes " <& guy <& " better than " <& he <& " and " <&
guy <& " likes " <& she <& " better than their current partner");
stable := FALSE;
end if;
end for;
for girl range heLikesBetter do
girlsGuy := engagedTo[girl];
girlLikes := girlPrefers[girl];
if pos(girlLikes, girlsGuy) > pos(girlLikes, he) and stable then
writeln(he <& " likes " <& girl <& " better than " <& she <& " and " <&
girl <& " likes " <& he <& " better than their current partner");
stable := FALSE;
end if;
end for;
end for;
end func;

var preferences: guyPrefers is preferences.value;
var preferences: girlPrefers is preferences.value;
guyPrefers @:= ["abe"]  [] ("abi", "eve", "cath", "ivy", "jan", "dee", "fay", "bea", "hope", "gay");
guyPrefers @:= ["bob"]  [] ("cath", "hope", "abi", "dee", "eve", "fay", "bea", "jan", "ivy", "gay");
guyPrefers @:= ["col"]  [] ("hope", "eve", "abi", "dee", "bea", "fay", "ivy", "gay", "cath", "jan");
guyPrefers @:= ["dan"]  [] ("ivy", "fay", "dee", "gay", "hope", "eve", "jan", "bea", "cath", "abi");
guyPrefers @:= ["ed"]   [] ("jan", "dee", "bea", "cath", "fay", "eve", "abi", "ivy", "hope", "gay");
guyPrefers @:= ["fred"] [] ("bea", "abi", "dee", "gay", "eve", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "hope", "fay");
guyPrefers @:= ["gav"]  [] ("gay", "eve", "ivy", "bea", "cath", "abi", "dee", "hope", "jan", "fay");
guyPrefers @:= ["hal"]  [] ("abi", "eve", "hope", "fay", "ivy", "cath", "jan", "bea", "gay", "dee");
guyPrefers @:= ["ian"]  [] ("hope", "cath", "dee", "gay", "bea", "abi", "fay", "ivy", "jan", "eve");
guyPrefers @:= ["jon"]  [] ("abi", "fay", "jan", "gay", "eve", "bea", "dee", "cath", "ivy", "hope");
girlPrefers @:= ["abi"]  [] ("bob", "fred", "jon", "gav", "ian", "abe", "dan", "ed", "col", "hal");
girlPrefers @:= ["bea"]  [] ("bob", "abe", "col", "fred", "gav", "dan", "ian", "ed", "jon", "hal");
girlPrefers @:= ["cath"] [] ("fred", "bob", "ed", "gav", "hal", "col", "ian", "abe", "dan", "jon");
girlPrefers @:= ["dee"]  [] ("fred", "jon", "col", "abe", "ian", "hal", "gav", "dan", "bob", "ed");
girlPrefers @:= ["eve"]  [] ("jon", "hal", "fred", "dan", "abe", "gav", "col", "ed", "ian", "bob");
girlPrefers @:= ["fay"]  [] ("bob", "abe", "ed", "ian", "jon", "dan", "fred", "gav", "col", "hal");
girlPrefers @:= ["gay"]  [] ("jon", "gav", "hal", "fred", "bob", "abe", "col", "ed", "dan", "ian");
girlPrefers @:= ["hope"] [] ("gav", "jon", "bob", "abe", "ian", "dan", "hal", "ed", "col", "fred");
girlPrefers @:= ["ivy"]  [] ("ian", "col", "hal", "gav", "fred", "bob", "abe", "ed", "jon", "dan");
girlPrefers @:= ["jan"]  [] ("ed", "hal", "gav", "abe", "bob", "jon", "col", "ian", "fred", "dan");

const proc: main is func
local
var engaged: engagedTo is engaged.value;
var string: girl is "";
begin
writeln("Matchmaking:");
engagedTo := matchmaker(guyPrefers, girlPrefers);
writeln;
writeln("Engagements:");
for girl range sort(keys(engagedTo)) do
writeln("  " <& girl <& " and " <& engagedTo[girl]);
end for;
writeln;
writeln("Marriages are " <& [] ("unstable", "stable") [succ(ord(check(engagedTo, guyPrefers, girlPrefers)))]);
writeln;
writeln("Perturb:");
engagedTo @:= ["abi"] "fred";
engagedTo @:= ["bea"] "jon";
writeln("engage abi with fred and bea with jon");
writeln;
writeln("Marriages are " <& [] ("unstable", "stable") [succ(ord(check(engagedTo, guyPrefers, girlPrefers)))]);
end func;
```

Output:

```
Matchmaking:
abi and abe
cath and bob
hope and col
ivy and dan
jan and ed
bea and fred
gay and gav
eve and hal
hope dumped col for ian
abi dumped abe for jon
dee and col
ivy dumped dan for abe
fay and dan

Engagements:
abi and jon
bea and fred
cath and bob
dee and col
eve and hal
fay and dan
gay and gav
hope and ian
ivy and abe
jan and ed

Marriages are stable

Perturb:
engage abi with fred and bea with jon

bea likes fred better than jon and fred likes bea better than their current partner
Marriages are unstable

```

## Sidef

{{trans|Perl 6}}

```var he_likes = Hash(
abe  => < abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay >,
bob  => < cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay >,
col  => < hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan >,
dan  => < ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi >,
ed   => < jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay >,
fred => < bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay >,
gav  => < gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay >,
hal  => < abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee >,
ian  => < hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve >,
jon  => < abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope >,
);

var she_likes = Hash(
abi  => < bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal >,
bea  => < bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal >,
cath => < fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon >,
dee  => < fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed >,
eve  => < jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob >,
fay  => < bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal >,
gay  => < jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian >,
hope => < gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred >,
ivy  => < ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan >,
jan  => < ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan >,
);

var guys = he_likes.keys;
var gals = she_likes.keys;

var (:fiancé, :fiancée, :proposed);

func she_prefers (her, hottie) { var a = she_likes{her}; a.index(hottie) < a.index(fiancé{her}) }
func he_prefers  (him, hottie) { var a =  he_likes{him}; a.index(hottie) < a.index(fiancée{him}) }

func unmatched_guy { guys.first {|k| !defined fiancée{k} } }
func preferred_choice(guy) { he_likes{guy}.first {|k| !defined proposed{guy}{k} } }

func engage(guy, gal) {
fiancé{gal} = guy;
fiancée{guy} = gal;
}

func match_em {
say 'Matchmaking:';
while (defined(var guy = unmatched_guy())) {
var gal = preferred_choice(guy);
proposed{guy}{gal} = '❤';
if (!defined fiancé{gal}) {
engage(guy, gal);
say "\t#{gal} and #{guy}";
}
elsif (she_prefers(gal, guy)) {
var engaged_guy = fiancé{gal};
engage(guy, gal);
fiancée{engaged_guy} = nil;
say "\t#{gal} dumped #{engaged_guy} for #{guy}";
}
}
}

func check_stability {
var instabilities = gather {
guys.each { |m|
gals.each { |w|
if (he_prefers(m, w) && she_prefers(w, m)) {
take "\t#{w} prefers #{m} to #{fiancé{w}} and #{m} prefers #{w} to #{fiancée{m}}";
}
}
}
}

say 'Stablility:';
instabilities.is_empty
? say "\t(all marriages stable)"
: instabilities.each { |i| say i };
}

func perturb_em {
say 'Perturb:';
say "\tengage abi with fred and bea with jon";
engage('fred', 'abi');
engage('jon', 'bea');
}

match_em();
check_stability();

perturb_em();
check_stability();
```

{{out}}

```
Matchmaking:
abi and jon
eve and abe
bea and fred
cath and bob
hope and ian
eve dumped abe for hal
ivy and abe
dee and col
jan and ed
fay and dan
gay and gav
Stablility:
(all marriages stable)
Perturb:
engage abi with fred and bea with jon
Stablility:
gay prefers jon to gav and jon prefers gay to bea
eve prefers jon to hal and jon prefers eve to bea
fay prefers jon to dan and jon prefers fay to bea
bea prefers fred to jon and fred prefers bea to abi

```

The data set package:

```package Preferences
is

type Guy_X is (no_guy, abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon);
subtype Guy is Guy_X range Guy_X'Succ(Guy_X'First) .. Guy_X'Last;

type Girl_X is (no_girl, abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan);
subtype Girl is Girl_X range Girl_X'Succ(Girl_X'First) .. Girl_X'Last;

type Extended_Rank is range 0 .. 10;
subtype Rank is Extended_Rank range 1 .. Extended_Rank'Last;

type His_Rank is array (Rank) of Girl;
type He_Prefers is array (Guy) of His_Rank;

Guys_Like : constant He_Prefers := He_Prefers'(
abe  => His_Rank'(abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay),
bob  => His_Rank'(cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay),
col  => His_Rank'(hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan),
dan  => His_Rank'(ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi),
ed   => His_Rank'(jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay),
fred => His_Rank'(bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay),
gav  => His_Rank'(gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay),
hal  => His_Rank'(abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee),
ian  => His_Rank'(hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve),
jon  => His_Rank'(abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope));

type Her_Rank is array(Rank) of Guy;
type She_Prefers is array (Girl) of Her_Rank;

Girls_Like : constant She_Prefers := She_Prefers'(
abi  => Her_Rank'(bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal),
bea  => Her_Rank'(bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal),
cath => Her_Rank'(fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon),
dee  => Her_Rank'(fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed),
eve  => Her_Rank'(jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob),
fay  => Her_Rank'(bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal),
gay  => Her_Rank'(jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian),
hope => Her_Rank'(gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred),
ivy  => Her_Rank'(ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan),
jan  => Her_Rank'(ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan));

end Preferences;

```

The package for creating the engagements and checking stability. This package can be analysed by the SPARK tools and proved to be free of any run-time error.

```with Preferences;
--# inherit Preferences;
package Propose
is

type Engagements is array (Preferences.Girl) of Preferences.Guy_X;

procedure Engage (Pairs :    out Engagements);
--# derives Pairs from ;

procedure Check_Stable (Pairs      : in     Engagements;
OK         :    out Boolean;
Other_Girl :    out Preferences.Girl_X;
Other_Guy  :    out Preferences.Guy_X);
--# derives OK,
--#         Other_Girl,
--#         Other_Guy from Pairs;

end Propose;

```
```with Preferences;
use type Preferences.Extended_Rank;
use type Preferences.Girl;
use type Preferences.Guy;
package body Propose
is

--  renaming subtypes:
subtype Guy  is Preferences.Guy;
subtype Girl is Preferences.Girl;

function Her_Rank_Of_Him (Her : Girl;
Him : Guy) return Preferences.Rank
is
R : Preferences.Rank;
begin
R := Preferences.Rank'First;
while Preferences.Girls_Like(Her)(R) /= Him
and R /= Preferences.Rank'Last
loop
R := Preferences.Rank'Succ(R);
end loop;
return R;
end Her_Rank_Of_Him;

function His_Rank_Of_Her (Him : Guy;
Her : Girl) return Preferences.Rank
is
R : Preferences.Rank;
begin
R := Preferences.Rank'First;
while Preferences.Guys_Like(Him)(R) /= Her
and R /= Preferences.Rank'Last
loop
R := Preferences.Rank'Succ(R);
end loop;
return R;
end His_Rank_Of_Her;

procedure Engage (Pairs :    out Engagements)
is
type Free_Guy  is array (Guy)  of Boolean;
type Free_Girl is array (Girl) of Boolean;
type Last_Proposals is array (Guy) of Preferences.Extended_Rank;

--  Initialize all M in M_Free and W in W_Free to free.
M_Free : Free_Guy  := Free_Guy'(others => True);
W_Free : Free_Girl := Free_Girl'(others => True);
Last_Proposal : Last_Proposals :=
Last_Proposals'(others => Preferences.Extended_Rank'First);

All_Paired : Boolean := False;
W  : Girl;
M1 : Preferences.Guy_X;

begin
--  Initially set all engagements to null.
Pairs := Engagements'(others => Preferences.No_Guy);
--  while there is a free man M who still has a woman W to propose to
while not All_Paired loop
All_Paired := True;
for M in Guy loop
if M_Free(M) and Last_Proposal(M) < Preferences.Rank'Last then
All_Paired := False;
--  W = M's highest ranked such woman who he has not
--            proposed to yet
Last_Proposal(M) := Preferences.Rank'Succ(Last_Proposal(M));
W := Preferences.Guys_Like(M)(Last_Proposal(M));
--  if W is free
if W_Free(W) then
--  (M, W) become engaged
M_Free(M) := False;
W_Free(W) := False;
Pairs(W)  := M;
else
--  else some pair (M1, W) already exists
M1 := Pairs(W);
if M1 > Preferences.no_guy and then
--  if W prefers M to M1
Her_Rank_Of_Him (Her => W, Him => M)
< Her_Rank_Of_Him (Her => W, Him => M1)
then
--  (M, W) become engaged
M_Free(M) := False;
Pairs(W)  := M;
--  M1 becomes free
M_Free(M1) := True;
else
--  (M1, W) remain engaged
null;
end if;
end if;
end if;
end loop;
end loop;
end Engage;

procedure Check_Stable (Pairs      : in     Engagements;
OK         :    out Boolean;
Other_Girl :    out Preferences.Girl_X;
Other_Guy  :    out Preferences.Guy_X)
is
M      : Preferences.Guy_X;
W_Rank : Preferences.Rank;
begin
OK := True;
Other_Girl := Preferences.No_Girl;
Other_Guy  := Preferences.No_Guy;
--  Loop over all girls.
for W in Girl loop
if Pairs(W) > Preferences.no_guy then
W_Rank := Her_Rank_Of_Him (W, Pairs(W));
--  Loop over all guys she prefers to her current guy.
for WR in Preferences.Rank range 1 .. W_Rank - 1 loop
M := Preferences.Girls_Like(W)(WR);
if M > Preferences.no_guy then
--  Loop over all girls for this guy in preference order.
for MR in Preferences.Rank
--# assert M > Preferences.no_guy;
loop
--  Exit if his current girl found before this girl.
exit when M = Pairs(Preferences.Guys_Like(M)(MR));
--  Unstable if this girl found before his current girl.
if Preferences.Guys_Like(M)(MR) = W then
OK := False;
Other_Girl := W;
Other_Guy  := M;
end if;
end loop;
end if;
exit when not OK;
end loop;
end if;
exit when not OK;
end loop;
end Check_Stable;

end Propose;

```

The test program tests all pairwise exchanges. This is Ada, it is not SPARK.

(Text IO is quite tedious in SPARK - it's not what the language was designed for.)

```------------------------------------
--  Test program.
--
--  This is Ada, it is not SPARK.
------------------------------------

with Preferences;
with Propose;
procedure Matchmaker
is
--  renaming subtypes:
subtype Guy  is Preferences.Guy;
subtype Girl is Preferences.Girl;

Marriages : Propose.Engagements;
Stable    : Boolean;
Him       : Preferences.Guy_X;
Her       : Preferences.Girl_X;
Stable_Marriages : Propose.Engagements;

procedure Report_Stable
is
begin
if Stable then
else
(Guy'Image(Him) & " and " & Girl'Image(Her) & " prefer each other.");
end if;
end Report_Stable;

begin

Propose.Engage(Pairs => Marriages);
for W in Girl loop
" marries " &
Guy'Image(Marriages(W)));
end loop;
Propose.Check_Stable (Pairs      => Marriages,
OK         => Stable,
Other_Girl => Her,
Other_Guy  => Him);
Report_Stable;
Stable_Marriages := Marriages;

for W1 in Girl range Girl'First .. Girl'Pred(Girl'Last) loop
for W2 in Girl range Girl'Succ(W1) .. Girl'Last loop
Ada.Text_IO.Put_Line ("Exchange " & Guy'Image(Marriages(W1)) &
" with " & Guy'Image(Marriages(W2)));
Him := Marriages(W1);
Marriages(W1) := Marriages(W2);
Marriages(W2) := Him;
Propose.Check_Stable (Pairs      => Marriages,
OK         => Stable,
Other_Girl => Her,
Other_Guy  => Him);
Report_Stable;
Marriages := Stable_Marriages;
end loop;
end loop;

end MatchMaker;

```

The begining of the output from the test. All pairwise exchanges create unstable pairings.

```ABI marries JON
BEA marries FRED
CATH marries BOB
DEE marries COL
EVE marries HAL
FAY marries DAN
GAY marries GAV
HOPE marries IAN
IVY marries ABE
JAN marries ED
Pairs are Stable

Exchange JON with FRED
Pairs are Unstable: FRED and BEA prefer each other.

Exchange JON with BOB
Pairs are Unstable: BOB and CATH prefer each other.

Exchange JON with COL
Pairs are Unstable: JON and ABI prefer each other.

```

## Swift

{{trans|JavaScript}}

```class Person {
let name:String
var candidateIndex = 0
var fiance:Person?
var candidates = [Person]()

init(name:String) {
self.name = name
}

func rank(p:Person) -> Int {
for (i, candidate) in enumerate(self.candidates) {
if candidate === p {
return i
}
}
return self.candidates.count + 1
}

func prefers(p:Person) -> Bool {
if let fiance = self.fiance {
return self.rank(p) < self.rank(fiance)
}
return false
}

func nextCandidate() -> Person? {
if self.candidateIndex >= self.candidates.count {
return nil
}
return self.candidates[candidateIndex++]
}

func engageTo(p:Person) {
p.fiance?.fiance = nil
p.fiance = self
self.fiance?.fiance = nil
self.fiance = p
}

func swapWith(p:Person) {
let thisFiance = self.fiance
let pFiance = p.fiance
println("\(self.name) swapped partners with \(p.name)")
if pFiance != nil && thisFiance != nil {
self.engageTo(pFiance!)
p.engageTo(thisFiance!)
}
}
}

func isStable(guys:[Person], gals:[Person]) -> Bool {
for guy in guys {
for gal in gals {
if guy.prefers(gal) && gal.prefers(guy) {
return false
}
}
}
return true
}

func engageEveryone(guys:[Person]) {
var done = false
while !done {
done = true
for guy in guys {
if guy.fiance == nil {
done = false
if let gal = guy.nextCandidate() {
if gal.fiance == nil || gal.prefers(guy) {
guy.engageTo(gal)
}
}
}
}
}
}

func doMarriage() {
let abe  = Person(name: "Abe")
let bob  = Person(name: "Bob")
let col  = Person(name: "Col")
let dan  = Person(name: "Dan")
let ed   = Person(name: "Ed")
let fred = Person(name: "Fred")
let gav  = Person(name: "Gav")
let hal  = Person(name: "Hal")
let ian  = Person(name: "Ian")
let jon  = Person(name: "Jon")
let abi  = Person(name: "Abi")
let bea  = Person(name: "Bea")
let cath = Person(name: "Cath")
let dee  = Person(name: "Dee")
let eve  = Person(name: "Eve")
let fay  = Person(name: "Fay")
let gay  = Person(name: "Gay")
let hope = Person(name: "Hope")
let ivy  = Person(name: "Ivy")
let jan  = Person(name: "Jan")

abe.candidates  = [abi, eve, cath, ivy, jan, dee, fay, bea, hope, gay]
bob.candidates  = [cath, hope, abi, dee, eve, fay, bea, jan, ivy, gay]
col.candidates  = [hope, eve, abi, dee, bea, fay, ivy, gay, cath, jan]
dan.candidates  = [ivy, fay, dee, gay, hope, eve, jan, bea, cath, abi]
ed.candidates   = [jan, dee, bea, cath, fay, eve, abi, ivy, hope, gay]
fred.candidates = [bea, abi, dee, gay, eve, ivy, cath, jan, hope, fay]
gav.candidates  = [gay, eve, ivy, bea, cath, abi, dee, hope, jan, fay]
hal.candidates  = [abi, eve, hope, fay, ivy, cath, jan, bea, gay, dee]
ian.candidates  = [hope, cath, dee, gay, bea, abi, fay, ivy, jan, eve]
jon.candidates  = [abi, fay, jan, gay, eve, bea, dee, cath, ivy, hope]
abi.candidates  = [bob, fred, jon, gav, ian, abe, dan, ed, col, hal]
bea.candidates  = [bob, abe, col, fred, gav, dan, ian, ed, jon, hal]
cath.candidates = [fred, bob, ed, gav, hal, col, ian, abe, dan, jon]
dee.candidates  = [fred, jon, col, abe, ian, hal, gav, dan, bob, ed]
eve.candidates  = [jon, hal, fred, dan, abe, gav, col, ed, ian, bob]
fay.candidates  = [bob, abe, ed, ian, jon, dan, fred, gav, col, hal]
gay.candidates  = [jon, gav, hal, fred, bob, abe, col, ed, dan, ian]
hope.candidates = [gav, jon, bob, abe, ian, dan, hal, ed, col, fred]
ivy.candidates  = [ian, col, hal, gav, fred, bob, abe, ed, jon, dan]
jan.candidates  = [ed, hal, gav, abe, bob, jon, col, ian, fred, dan]

let guys = [abe, bob, col, dan, ed, fred, gav, hal, ian, jon]
let gals = [abi, bea, cath, dee, eve, fay, gay, hope, ivy, jan]

engageEveryone(guys)

for guy in guys {
println("\(guy.name) is engaged to \(guy.fiance!.name)")
}

println("Stable = \(isStable(guys, gals))")
jon.swapWith(fred)
println("Stable = \(isStable(guys, gals))")

}

doMarriage()
```

{{out}}

```
Abe is engaged to Ivy
Bob is engaged to Cath
Col is engaged to Dee
Dan is engaged to Fay
Ed is engaged to Jan
Fred is engaged to Bea
Gav is engaged to Gay
Hal is engaged to Eve
Ian is engaged to Hope
Jon is engaged to Abi
Stable = true
Jon swapped partners with Fred
Stable = false
```

## Tcl

{{trans|Python}}

```package require Tcl 8.5

# Functions as aliases to standard commands
interp alias {} tcl::mathfunc::pos {} ::lsearch -exact
interp alias {} tcl::mathfunc::nonempty {} ::llength

# The stability check
proc check engaged {
global preferences
set inverse [lreverse \$engaged]
set errmsg "%s and %s like each other better than their present partners,\
%s and %s respectively"
dict for {she he} \$engaged {
set shelikes [dict get \$preferences \$she]
set shelikesbetter [lrange \$shelikes 0 [expr {pos(\$shelikes,\$he)}]]
set helikes [dict get \$preferences \$he]
set helikesbetter [lrange \$helikes 0 [expr {pos(\$helikes,\$she)}]]
foreach guy \$shelikesbetter {
set guysgirl [dict get \$inverse \$guy]
set guylikes [dict get \$preferences \$guy]
if {pos(\$guylikes,\$guysgirl) > pos(\$guylikes,\$she)} {
puts [format \$errmsg \$she \$guy \$he \$guysgirl]
return 0
}
}
foreach gal \$helikesbetter {
set galsguy [dict get \$engaged \$gal]
set gallikes [dict get \$preferences \$gal]
if {pos(\$gallikes,\$galsguy) > pos(\$gallikes,\$he)} {
puts [format \$errmsg \$he \$gal \$she \$galsguy]
return 0
}
}
}
return 1
}

# The match-making algorithm
proc matchmaker {} {
global guys gals preferences
set guysfree \$guys
set engaged {}
array set p \$preferences
while {nonempty(\$guysfree)} {
set guysfree [lassign \$guysfree guy]
set p(\$guy) [set guyslist [lassign \$p(\$guy) gal]]
if {![dict exists \$engaged \$gal]} {
# She's free
dict set engaged \$gal \$guy
puts "  \$guy and \$gal"
continue
}
# The bounder proposes to an engaged lass!
set fiance [dict get \$engaged \$gal]
if {pos(\$p(\$gal), \$fiance) > pos(\$p(\$gal), \$guy)} {
# She prefers the new guy
dict set engaged \$gal \$guy
puts "  \$gal dumped \$fiance for \$guy"
set guy \$fiance
}
if {nonempty(\$p(\$guy))} {
lappend guysfree \$guy
}
}
return \$engaged
}

# Problem dataset; preferences unified since all names distinct
set guys {abe bob col  dan ed  fred gav hal  ian jon}
set gals {abi bea cath dee eve fay  gay hope ivy jan}
set preferences {
abe  {abi  eve  cath ivy  jan  dee  fay  bea  hope gay}
bob  {cath hope abi  dee  eve  fay  bea  jan  ivy  gay}
col  {hope eve  abi  dee  bea  fay  ivy  gay  cath jan}
dan  {ivy  fay  dee  gay  hope eve  jan  bea  cath abi}
ed   {jan  dee  bea  cath fay  eve  abi  ivy  hope gay}
fred {bea  abi  dee  gay  eve  ivy  cath jan  hope fay}
gav  {gay  eve  ivy  bea  cath abi  dee  hope jan  fay}
hal  {abi  eve  hope fay  ivy  cath jan  bea  gay  dee}
ian  {hope cath dee  gay  bea  abi  fay  ivy  jan  eve}
jon  {abi  fay  jan  gay  eve  bea  dee  cath ivy  hope}

abi  {bob  fred jon  gav  ian  abe dan  ed  col  hal}
bea  {bob  abe  col  fred gav  dan ian  ed  jon  hal}
cath {fred bob  ed   gav  hal  col ian  abe dan  jon}
dee  {fred jon  col  abe  ian  hal gav  dan bob  ed}
eve  {jon  hal  fred dan  abe  gav col  ed  ian  bob}
fay  {bob  abe  ed   ian  jon  dan fred gav col  hal}
gay  {jon  gav  hal  fred bob  abe col  ed  dan  ian}
hope {gav  jon  bob  abe  ian  dan hal  ed  col  fred}
ivy  {ian  col  hal  gav  fred bob abe  ed  jon  dan}
jan  {ed   hal  gav  abe  bob  jon col  ian fred dan}
}

# The demonstration code
puts "Engagements:"
set engaged [matchmaker]

puts "\nCouples:"
set pfx ""
foreach gal \$gals {
puts -nonewline "\$pfx  \$gal is engaged to [dict get \$engaged \$gal]"
set pfx ",\n"
}
puts "\n"
puts "Engagement stability check [lindex {FAILED PASSED} [check \$engaged]]"

puts "\n\nSwapping two fiances to introduce an error"
set tmp [dict get \$engaged [lindex \$gals 0]]
dict set engaged [lindex \$gals 0] [dict get \$engaged [lindex \$gals 1]]
dict set engaged [lindex \$gals 1] \$tmp
foreach gal [lrange \$gals 0 1] {
puts "  \$gal is now engaged to [dict get \$engaged \$gal]"
}
puts ""
puts "Engagement stability check [lindex {FAILED PASSED} [check \$engaged]]"
```

{{out}}

```
Engagements:
abe and abi
bob and cath
col and hope
dan and ivy
ed and jan
fred and bea
gav and gay
hope dumped col for ian
abi dumped abe for jon
hal and eve
col and dee
ivy dumped dan for abe
dan and fay

Couples:
abi is engaged to jon,
bea is engaged to fred,
cath is engaged to bob,
dee is engaged to col,
eve is engaged to hal,
fay is engaged to dan,
gay is engaged to gav,
hope is engaged to ian,
ivy is engaged to abe,
jan is engaged to ed

Engagement stability check PASSED

Swapping two fiances to introduce an error
abi is now engaged to fred
bea is now engaged to jon

fred and bea like each other better than their present partners, abi and jon respectively
Engagement stability check FAILED

```

## UNIX Shell

{{works with|Bourne Again Shell|4.0}} {{trans|AutoHotkey}}

```#!/usr/bin/env bash
main() {
# Our ten males:
local males=(abe bob col dan ed fred gav hal ian jon)

# And ten females:
local females=(abi bea cath dee eve fay gay hope ivy jan)

# Everyone's preferences, ranked most to least desirable:
local  abe=( abi  eve  cath ivy  jan  dee  fay  bea  hope gay )
local  abi=( bob  fred jon  gav  ian  abe  dan  ed   col  hal )
local  bea=( bob  abe  col  fred gav  dan  ian  ed   jon  hal )
local  bob=(cath  hope abi  dee  eve  fay  bea  jan  ivy  gay )
local cath=(fred  bob  ed   gav  hal  col  ian  abe  dan  jon )
local  col=(hope  eve  abi  dee  bea  fay  ivy  gay  cath jan )
local  dan=( ivy  fay  dee  gay  hope eve  jan  bea  cath abi )
local  dee=(fred  jon  col  abe  ian  hal  gav  dan  bob  ed  )
local   ed=( jan  dee  bea  cath fay  eve  abi  ivy  hope gay )
local  eve=( jon  hal  fred dan  abe  gav  col  ed   ian  bob )
local  fay=( bob  abe  ed   ian  jon  dan  fred gav  col  hal )
local fred=( bea  abi  dee  gay  eve  ivy  cath jan  hope fay )
local  gav=( gay  eve  ivy  bea  cath abi  dee  hope jan  fay )
local  gay=( jon  gav  hal  fred bob  abe  col  ed   dan  ian )
local  hal=( abi  eve  hope fay  ivy  cath jan  bea  gay  dee )
local hope=( gav  jon  bob  abe  ian  dan  hal  ed   col  fred)
local  ian=(hope  cath dee  gay  bea  abi  fay  ivy  jan  eve )
local  ivy=( ian  col  hal  gav  fred bob  abe  ed   jon  dan )
local  jan=( ed   hal  gav  abe  bob  jon  col  ian  fred dan )
local  jon=( abi  fay  jan  gay  eve  bea  dee  cath ivy  hope)

# A place to store the engagements:
local -A engagements=()

# Our list of free males, initially comprised of all of them:
local freemales=( "\${males[@]}" )

# Now we use the Gale-Shapley algorithm to find a stable set of engagements

# Loop over the free males. Note that we can't use for..in because the body
# of the loop may modify the array we're looping over
local -i m=0
while (( m < \${#freemales[@]} )); do
local male=\${freemales[m]}
let m+=1

# This guy's preferences
eval 'local his=("\${'"\$male"'[@]}")'

# Starting with his favorite
local -i f=0
local female=\${his[f]}

# Find her preferences
eval 'local hers=("\${'"\$female"'[@]}")'

# And her current fiancé, if any
local fiance=\${engagements[\$female]}

# If she has a fiancé and prefers him to this guy, look for this guy's next
# best choice
while [[ -n \$fiance ]] &&
(( \$(index "\$male" "\${hers[@]}") > \$(index "\$fiance" "\${hers[@]}") )); do
let f+=1
female=\${his[f]}
eval 'hers=("\${'"\$female"'[@]}")'
fiance=\${engagements[\$female]}
done

# If we're still on someone who's engaged, it means she prefers this guy
# to her current fiancé. Dump him and put him at the end of the free list.
if [[ -n \$fiance ]]; then
freemales+=("\$fiance")
printf '%-4s rejected %-4s\n' "\$female" "\$fiance"
fi

# We found a match! Record it
engagements[\$female]=\$male
printf '%-4s accepted %-4s\n' "\$female" "\$male"
done

# Display the final result, which should be stable
print_couples engagements

# Verify its stability
print_stable engagements "\${females[@]}"

# Try a swap
printf '\nWhat if cath and ivy swap partners?\n'
local temp=\${engagements[cath]}
engagements[cath]=\${engagements[ivy]}
engagements[ivy]=\$temp

# Display the new result, which should be unstable
print_couples engagements

# Verify its instability
print_stable engagements "\${females[@]}"
}

# utility function - get index of an item in an array
index() {
local needle=\$1
shift
local haystack=("\$@")
local -i i
for i in "\${!haystack[@]}"; do
if [[ \${haystack[i]} == \$needle ]]; then
printf '%d\n' "\$i"
return 0
fi
done
return 1
}

# print the couples from the engagement array; takes name of array as argument
print_couples() {
printf '\nCouples:\n'
local keys
mapfile -t keys < <(eval 'printf '\''%s\n'\'' "\${!'"\$1"'[@]}"' | sort)
local female
for female in "\${keys[@]}"; do
eval 'local male=\${'"\$1"'["'"\$female"'"]}'
printf '%-4s is engaged to %-4s\n' "\$female" "\$male"
done
printf '\n'
}

# print whether a set of engagements is stable; takes name of engagement array
# followed by the list of females
print_stable() {
if stable "\$@"; then
printf 'These couples are stable.\n'
else
printf 'These couples are not stable.\n'
fi
}

# determine if a set of engagements is stable; takes name of engagement array
# followed by the list of females
stable() {
local dict=\$1
shift
eval 'local shes=("\${!'"\$dict"'[@]}")'
eval 'local hes=("\${'"\$dict"'[@]}")'
local -i i
local -i result=0
for (( i=0; i<\${#shes[@]}; ++i )); do
local she=\${shes[i]} he=\${hes[i]}
eval 'local his=("\${'"\$he"'[@]}")'
local alt
for alt in "\$@"; do
eval 'local fiance=\${'"\$dict"'["'"\$alt"'"]}'
eval 'local hers=("\${'"\$alt"'[@]}")'
if (( \$(index "\$she" "\${his[@]}") > \$(index "\$alt" "\${his[@]}")
&& \$(index "\$fiance" "\${hers[@]}") > \$(index "\$he" "\${hers[@]}") ))
then
printf '%-4s is engaged to %-4s but prefers %4s, ' "\$he" "\$she" "\$alt"
printf 'while %-4s is engaged to %-4s but prefers %4s.\n' "\$alt" "\$fiance" "\$he"
result=1
fi
done
done
if (( result )); then printf '\n'; fi
return \$result
}

main "\$@"
```

{{Out}}

```abi  accepted abe
cath accepted bob
hope accepted col
ivy  accepted dan
jan  accepted ed
bea  accepted fred
gay  accepted gav
eve  accepted hal
hope rejected col
hope accepted ian
abi  rejected abe
abi  accepted jon
dee  accepted col
ivy  rejected dan
ivy  accepted abe
fay  accepted dan

Couples:
abi  is engaged to jon
bea  is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to bob
dee  is engaged to col
eve  is engaged to hal
fay  is engaged to dan
gay  is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy  is engaged to abe
jan  is engaged to ed

These couples are stable.

What if cath and ivy swap partners?

Couples:
abi  is engaged to jon
bea  is engaged to fred
cath is engaged to abe
dee  is engaged to col
eve  is engaged to hal
fay  is engaged to dan
gay  is engaged to gav
hope is engaged to ian
ivy  is engaged to bob
jan  is engaged to ed

bob  is engaged to ivy  but prefers  abi, while abi  is engaged to jon  but prefers  bob.
bob  is engaged to ivy  but prefers  bea, while bea  is engaged to fred but prefers  bob.
bob  is engaged to ivy  but prefers cath, while cath is engaged to abe  but prefers  bob.
bob  is engaged to ivy  but prefers  fay, while fay  is engaged to dan  but prefers  bob.
bob  is engaged to ivy  but prefers hope, while hope is engaged to ian  but prefers  bob.

These couples are not stable.

```

## Ursala

```men =

{
'abe': <'abi','eve','cath','ivy','jan','dee','fay','bea','hope','gay'>,
'bob': <'cath','hope','abi','dee','eve','fay','bea','jan','ivy','gay'>,
'col': <'hope','eve','abi','dee','bea','fay','ivy','gay','cath','jan'>,
'dan': <'ivy','fay','dee','gay','hope','eve','jan','bea','cath','abi'>,
'ed': <'jan','dee','bea','cath','fay','eve','abi','ivy','hope','gay'>,
'fred': <'bea','abi','dee','gay','eve','ivy','cath','jan','hope','fay'>,
'gav': <'gay','eve','ivy','bea','cath','abi','dee','hope','jan','fay'>,
'hal': <'abi','eve','hope','fay','ivy','cath','jan','bea','gay','dee'>,
'ian': <'hope','cath','dee','gay','bea','abi','fay','ivy','jan','eve'>,
'jon': <'abi','fay','jan','gay','eve','bea','dee','cath','ivy','hope'>}

women =

{
'abi': <'bob','fred','jon','gav','ian','abe','dan','ed','col','hal'>,
'bea': <'bob','abe','col','fred','gav','dan','ian','ed','jon','hal'>,
'cath': <'fred','bob','ed','gav','hal','col','ian','abe','dan','jon'>,
'dee': <'fred','jon','col','abe','ian','hal','gav','dan','bob','ed'>,
'eve': <'jon','hal','fred','dan','abe','gav','col','ed','ian','bob'>,
'fay': <'bob','abe','ed','ian','jon','dan','fred','gav','col','hal'>,
'gay': <'jon','gav','hal','fred','bob','abe','col','ed','dan','ian'>,
'hope': <'gav','jon','bob','abe','ian','dan','hal','ed','col','fred'>,
'ivy': <'ian','col','hal','gav','fred','bob','abe','ed','jon','dan'>,
'jan': <'ed','hal','gav','abe','bob','jon','col','ian','fred','dan'>}

match = # finds a stable list of engagements from data as given above

-+
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~&lK2hlPrSXS,
*=rnmihBPK12D ~&mmhPnXNCB^rnPrmPllSPcA\~&r ~&lrrPwZK17@rnPlX+-,
^|rrPlrlPXX/~& ^/~&nNAS ^/~&l+ ^|H\~&+ -:+ * ^|/~& -<+ \/-=+ ~&DSL@tK33+-

preferred = # finds non-couples that would prefer each other to their betrothed

~&lSLPrSLrlXS2c^|DlrHS\~& ~~irlXX+ ^D/~&l+ ^|H\~&+ -:+ *T ^|/~& //~=;+ -~l;+ \/~&H

#cast %sWLm

main = # stable, perturbed, and preferred alternatives to the perturbed

<
'stable': match/men women,
'perturbed': ~&lSrSxPp match/men women,
'preferred': preferred/(men,women) ~&lSrSxPp match/men women>
```

The matches are perturbed by reversing the order of the women. {{out}}

```<
'stable': <
('jon','abi'),
('fred','bea'),
('bob','cath'),
('col','dee'),
('hal','eve'),
('dan','fay'),
('gav','gay'),
('ian','hope'),
('abe','ivy'),
('ed','jan')>,
'perturbed': <
('jon','jan'),
('fred','ivy'),
('bob','hope'),
('col','gay'),
('hal','fay'),
('dan','eve'),
('gav','dee'),
('ian','cath'),
('abe','bea'),
('ed','abi')>,
'preferred': <
('jon','abi'),
('jon','fay'),
('fred','abi'),
('fred','dee'),
('fred','gay'),
('fred','eve'),
('bob','cath'),
('col','dee'),
('col','fay'),
('col','ivy'),
('hal','eve'),
('dan','fay'),
('gav','gay'),
('gav','ivy'),
('gav','cath'),
('gav','abi'),
('abe','abi'),
('abe','jan'),
('abe','dee'),
('abe','fay'),
('ed','jan'),
('ed','cath'),
('ed','fay')>>
```

{{omit from|GUISS}}

## VBA

```2 methods will be shown here:
1 - using basic VBA-features for strings
2 - using the scripting.dictionary library
```

'''The string approach'''

```Sub M_snb()
c00 = "_abe abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay " & _
"_bob cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay " & _
"_col hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan " & _
"_dan ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi " & _
"_ed jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay " & _
"_fred bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay " & _
"_gav gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay " & _
"_hal abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee " & _
"_ian hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve " & _
"_jon abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope " & _
"_abi bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal " & _
"_bea bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal " & _
"_cath fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon " & _
"_dee fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed " & _
"_eve jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob " & _
"_fay bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal " & _
"_gay jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian " & _
"_hope gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred " & _
"_ivy ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan " & _
"_jan ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan "

sn = Filter(Filter(Split(c00), "_"), "-", 0)
Do
c01 = Mid(c00, InStr(c00, sn(0) & " "))
st = Split(Left(c01, InStr(Mid(c01, 2), "_")))
For j = 1 To UBound(st) - 1
If InStr(c00, "_" & st(j) & " ") > 0 Then
c00 = Replace(Replace(c00, sn(0), sn(0) & "-" & st(j)), "_" & st(j), "_" & st(j) & "." & Mid(sn(0), 2))
Exit For
Else
c02 = Filter(Split(c00, "_"), st(j) & ".")(0)
c03 = Split(Split(c02)(0), ".")(1)
If InStr(c02, " " & Mid(sn(0), 2) & " ") < InStr(c02, " " & c03 & " ") Then
c00 = Replace(Replace(Replace(c00, c03 & "-" & st(j), c03), sn(0), sn(0) & "-" & st(j)), "_" & st(j), "_" & st(j) & "." & Mid(sn(0), 2))
Exit For
End If
End If
Next
sn = Filter(Filter(Filter(Split(c00), "_"), "-", 0), ".", 0)
Loop Until UBound(sn) = -1

MsgBox Replace(Join(Filter(Split(c00), "-"), vbLf), "_", "")
End Sub
```

'''The Dictionary approach'''

```Sub M_snb()
Set d_00 = CreateObject("scripting.dictionary")
Set d_01 = CreateObject("scripting.dictionary")
Set d_02 = CreateObject("scripting.dictionary")

sn = Split("abe abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay _" & _
"bob cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay _" & _
"col hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan _" & _
"dan ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi _" & _
"ed jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay _" & _
"fred bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay _" & _
"gav gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay _" & _
"hal abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee _" & _
"ian hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve _" & _
"jon abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope ", "_")

sp = Split("abi bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal _" & _
"bea bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal _" & _
"cath fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon _" & _
"dee fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed _" & _
"eve jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob _" & _
"fay bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal _" & _
"gay jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian _" & _
"hope gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred _" & _
"ivy ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan _" & _
"jan ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan ", "_")

For j = 0 To UBound(sn)
d_00(Split(sn(j))(0)) = ""
d_01(Split(sp(j))(0)) = ""
d_02(Split(sn(j))(0)) = sn(j)
d_02(Split(sp(j))(0)) = sp(j)
Next

Do
For Each it In d_00.keys
If d_00.Item(it) = "" Then
st = Split(d_02.Item(it))
For jj = 1 To UBound(st)
If d_01(st(jj)) = "" Then
d_00(st(0)) = st(0) & vbTab & st(jj)
d_01(st(jj)) = st(0)
Exit For
ElseIf InStr(d_02.Item(st(jj)), " " & st(0) & " ") < InStr(d_02.Item(st(jj)), " " & d_01(st(jj)) & " ") Then
d_00(d_01(st(jj))) = ""
d_00(st(0)) = st(0) & vbTab & st(jj)
d_01(st(jj)) = st(0)
Exit For
End If
Next
End If
Next
Loop Until UBound(Filter(d_00.items, vbTab)) = d_00.Count - 1

MsgBox Join(d_00.items, vbLf)
End Sub
```

{{out}}

```
abe  - ivy
bob  - cath
col  - dee
dan  - fay
ed   - jan
fred - bea
gav  - gay
hal  - eve
ian  - hope
jan  - abi

```

## XSLT 2.0

Assume that the input is in XML form as listed [[Stable marriage problem/XSLT input|here]]. The following XSLT 2.0 style-sheet...

<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:fn="http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:m="http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Stable_marriage_problem" xmlns:t="http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Stable_marriage_problem/temp" exclude-result-prefixes="xsl xs fn t m"> <xsl:output indent="yes" encoding="UTF-8" omit-xml-declaration="yes" /> <xsl:strip-space elements="*" />

<xsl:template match=""> xsl:copy <xsl:apply-templates select="@,node()" /> </xsl:copy> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="@*|comment()|processing-instruction()"> <xsl:copy /> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="m:interest" mode="match-making"> <m:engagement> <m:dude name="{../@name}" /><m:maid name="{.}" /> </m:engagement> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="m:dude" mode="match-making">

<xsl:param name="eliminations" select="()" /> <m:dude name="{@name}"> <xsl:copy-of select="for \$b in @name return m:interest[not(. = \$eliminations[m:dude/@name=\$b]/m:maid/@name)]" /> </m:dude> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="" mode="perturbation"> xsl:copy <xsl:apply-templates select="@,node()" mode="perturbation"/> </xsl:copy> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="@*" mode="perturbation"> <xsl:copy /> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="m:engagement[position() lt 3]/m:maid/@name" mode="perturbation">

<xsl:copy-of select="for \$c in count(../../preceding-sibling::m:engagement) return ../../../m:engagement[2 - \$c]/m:maid/@name" /> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="m:stable-marriage-problem"> <xsl:variable name="population" select="m:dude|m:maid" /> <xsl:variable name="solution"> <xsl:call-template name="solve-it"> <xsl:with-param name="dudes" select="m:dude" /> <xsl:with-param name="maids" select="m:maid" tunnel="yes" /> </xsl:call-template> </xsl:variable> <xsl:variable name="perturbed"> <xsl:apply-templates select="\$solution/" mode="perturbation" /> </xsl:variable> <m:stable-marriage-problem-result> <m:solution is-stable="{t:is-stable( \$population, \$solution/)}"> <xsl:copy-of select="\$solution/" /> </m:solution> <m:message>Perturbing the matches! Swapping <xsl:value-of select="\$solution/[1]/m:maid/@name" /> for <xsl:value-of select="\$solution/[2]/m:maid/@name" /></m:message> <m:message>xsl:choose <xsl:when test="t:is-stable( \$population, \$perturbed/)"> xsl:textThe perturbed configuration is stable.</xsl:text> </xsl:when> xsl:otherwiseThe perturbed configuration is unstable.</xsl:otherwise> </xsl:choose></m:message> </m:stable-marriage-problem-result> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template name="solve-it"> <xsl:param name="dudes" as="element()" /> <xsl:param name="maids" as="element()" tunnel="yes" /> <xsl:param name="engagements" as="element()*" select="()" />

<xsl:variable name="fresh-proposals"> <xsl:apply-templates select="\$dudes[not(@name = \$engagements/m:dude/@name)]/m:interest[1]" mode="match-making" /> </xsl:variable> <xsl:variable name="proposals" select="\$engagements | \$fresh-proposals/m:engagement" />

<xsl:variable name="acceptable" select="\$proposals[ for \$g in m:maid/@name, \$b in m:dude/@name, \$this-interest in \$maids[@name=\$g]/m:interest[.=\$b] return every \$interest in for \$other-b in \$proposals[m:maid[@name=\$g]]/m:dude/@name[. ne \$b] return \$maids[@name=\$g]/m:interest[.=\$other-b] satisfies \$interest >> \$this-interest ]" />

<xsl:variable name="new-dudes"> <xsl:apply-templates select="\$dudes" mode="match-making"> <xsl:with-param name="eliminations" select="\$fresh-proposals/m:engagement" /> </xsl:apply-templates> </xsl:variable>

xsl:choose <xsl:when test="\$dudes[not(for \$b in @name return \$acceptable[m:dude/@name=\$b])]"> <xsl:call-template name="solve-it"> <xsl:with-param name="dudes" select="\$new-dudes/m:dude" /> <xsl:with-param name="engagements" select="\$acceptable" /> </xsl:call-template> </xsl:when> xsl:otherwise <xsl:copy-of select="\$acceptable" /> </xsl:otherwise> </xsl:choose> </xsl:template>

<xsl:function name="t:is-stable" as="xs:boolean"> <xsl:param name="population" as="element()" /> <xsl:param name="engagements" as="element()" /> <xsl:sequence select=" every \$e in \$engagements, \$b in string(\$e/m:dude/@name), \$g in string(\$e/m:maid/@name), \$desired-g in \$population/self::m:dude[@name=\$b]/m:interest[\$g=following-sibling::m:interest], \$desired-maid in \$population/self::m:maid[@name=\$desired-g] satisfies not( \$desired-maid/m:interest[.=\$b] << \$desired-maid/m:interest[.=\$engagements[m:maid[@name=\$desired-g]]/m:dude/@name]) " /> </xsl:function>

</xsl:stylesheet>

```

...when applied to the said input document will yield...

<lang><t>
<m:stable-marriage-problem-result xmlns:m="http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Stable_marriage_problem">
<m:solution is-stable="true">
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="bob"/>
<m:maid name="cath"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="ed"/>
<m:maid name="jan"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="fred"/>
<m:maid name="bea"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="gav"/>
<m:maid name="gay"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="ian"/>
<m:maid name="hope"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="jon"/>
<m:maid name="abi"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="hal"/>
<m:maid name="eve"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="abe"/>
<m:maid name="ivy"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="col"/>
<m:maid name="dee"/>
</m:engagement>
<m:engagement>
<m:dude name="dan"/>
<m:maid name="fay"/>
</m:engagement>
</m:solution>
<m:message>Perturbing the matches! Swapping cath for jan</m:message>
<m:message>The perturbed configuration is unstable.</m:message>
</m:stable-marriage-problem-result>
</t>
```

## zkl

{{trans|PicoLisp}}

```var
Boys=Dictionary(
"abe", "abi eve cath ivy jan dee fay bea hope gay".split(),
"bob", "cath hope abi dee eve fay bea jan ivy gay".split(),
"col", "hope eve abi dee bea fay ivy gay cath jan".split(),
"dan", "ivy fay dee gay hope eve jan bea cath abi".split(),
"ed",  "jan dee bea cath fay eve abi ivy hope gay".split(),
"fred","bea abi dee gay eve ivy cath jan hope fay".split(),
"gav", "gay eve ivy bea cath abi dee hope jan fay".split(),
"hal", "abi eve hope fay ivy cath jan bea gay dee".split(),
"ian", "hope cath dee gay bea abi fay ivy jan eve".split(),
"jon", "abi fay jan gay eve bea dee cath ivy hope".split(), ),
Girls=Dictionary(
"abi", "bob fred jon gav ian abe dan ed col hal".split(),
"bea", "bob abe col fred gav dan ian ed jon hal".split(),
"cath","fred bob ed gav hal col ian abe dan jon".split(),
"dee", "fred jon col abe ian hal gav dan bob ed".split(),
"eve", "jon hal fred dan abe gav col ed ian bob".split(),
"fay", "bob abe ed ian jon dan fred gav col hal".split(),
"gay", "jon gav hal fred bob abe col ed dan ian".split(),
"hope","gav jon bob abe ian dan hal ed col fred".split(),
"ivy", "ian col hal gav fred bob abe ed jon dan".split(),
"jan", "ed hal gav abe bob jon col ian fred dan".split(), ),
Couples=List();  // ( (boy,girl),(boy,girl),...)

Boyz:=Boys.pump(Dictionary(),fcn([(b,gs)]){ return(b,gs.copy()) }); // make writable copy
while( bgs:=Boyz.filter1( 'wrap([(Boy,gs)]){ // while unattached boy
gs and (not Couples.filter1("holds",Boy))
}) )
{
Boy,Girl:=bgs; Girl=Girl.pop(0);
Pair:=Couples.filter1("holds",Girl);  // is Girl part of a couple?
if(not Pair) Couples.append(List(Boy,Girl));	# no, Girl was free
else{			  // yes, Girl is engaged to Pair[0]
bsf,nBoy,nB:=Girls[Girl].index, bsf(Boy),bsf(Pair[0]);
if(nBoy<nB) Pair[0]=Boy;		# Girl prefers Boy, change Couples
}
}
foreach Boy,Girl in (Couples){ println(Girl," is engaged to ",Boy) }

fcn checkCouples(Couples){
Couples.filter(fcn([(Boy,Girl)]){
Girls[Girl].filter1('wrap(B){
// is B before Boy in Girls preferences?
bsf,nBoy,nB:=Girls[Girl].index, bsf(Boy),bsf(B);
// Does B prefer Girl (over his partner)?
_,G:=Couples.filter1("holds",B); // (B,G)
gsf,nGirl,nG:=Boys[B].index, gsf(Girl),gsf(G);
( nB<nBoy and nGirl<nG and
println(Girl," likes ",B," better than ",Boy," and ",
B," likes ",Girl," better than ",G) )
})
}) or println("All marriages are stable");
}

checkCouples(Couples);
println();

println("Engage fred with abi and jon with bea");
Couples.filter1("holds","fred")[1]="abi";
Couples.filter1("holds","jon") [1]="bea";
checkCouples(Couples);
```

{{out}}

```
gay is engaged to gav
ivy is engaged to abe
abi is engaged to jon
cath is engaged to bob
hope is engaged to ian
bea is engaged to fred
eve is engaged to hal
fay is engaged to dan
jan is engaged to ed
dee is engaged to col
All marriages are stable

Engage fred with abi and jon with bea
gay likes jon better than gav and jon likes gay better than bea
bea likes fred better than jon and fred likes bea better than abi
eve likes jon better than hal and jon likes eve better than bea
fay likes jon better than dan and jon likes fay better than bea

```