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Extra iterator adaptors, iterator methods, free functions, and macros

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Extra iterator adaptors, functions and macros.

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How to contribute

  • Fix a bug or implement a new thing
  • Include tests for your new feature, preferably a quickcheck test
  • Make a Pull Request

For new features, please first consider filing a PR to rust-lang/rust, adding your new feature to the Iterator trait of the standard library, if you believe it is reasonable. If it isn't accepted there, proposing it for inclusion in itertools is a good idea. The reason for doing is this is so that we avoid future breakage as with .flatten(). However, if your feature involves heap allocation, such as storing elements in a Vec<T>, then it can't be accepted into libcore, and you should propose it for itertools directly instead.

Recent Changes

  • 0.8.2

  • 0.8.1

  • 0.8.0

    • Added new adaptor .map_into() for conversions using Into by @vorner
    • Improved Itertools docs by @JohnHeitmann
    • The return type of .sorted/_by/_by_key() is now an iterator, not a Vec.
    • The return type of the izip!(x, y) macro with exactly two arguments is now the usual Iterator::zip.
    • Remove .flatten() in favour of std's .flatten()
    • Deprecate .foreach() in favour of std's .for_each()
    • Deprecate .step() in favour of std's .step_by()
    • Deprecate repeat_call in favour of std's repeat_with
    • Deprecate .fold_while() in favour of std's .try_fold()
    • Require Rust 1.24 as minimal version.
  • 0.7.11

    • Add convenience methods to EitherOrBoth, making it more similar to Option and Either by @jethrogb
  • 0.7.10

    • No changes.
  • 0.7.9

    • New inclusion policy: See the readme about suggesting features for std before accepting them in itertools.
    • The FoldWhile type now implements Eq and PartialEq by @jturner314
  • 0.7.8

    • Add new iterator method .tree_fold1() which is like .fold1() except items are combined in a tree structure (see its docs). By @scottmcm
    • Add more Debug impls by @phimuemue: KMerge, KMergeBy, MergeJoinBy, ConsTuples, Intersperse, ProcessResults, RcIter, Tee, TupleWindows, Tee, ZipLongest, ZipEq, Zip.
  • 0.7.7

    • Add new iterator method .into_group_map() -> HashMap<K, Vec<V>> which turns an iterator of (K, V) elements into such a hash table, where values are grouped by key. By @tobz1000
    • Add new free function flatten for the .flatten() adaptor. NOTE: recent Rust nightlies have Iterator::flatten and thus a clash with our flatten adaptor. One workaround is to use the itertools flatten free function.
  • 0.7.6

    • Add new adaptor .multi_cartesian_product() which is an n-ary product iterator by @tobz1000
    • Add new method .sorted_by_key() by @Xion
    • Provide simpler and faster .count() for .unique() and .unique_by()
  • 0.7.5

    • .multipeek() now implements PeekingNext, by @nicopap.
  • 0.7.4

    • Add new adaptor .update() by @lucasem; this adaptor is used to modify an element before passing it on in an iterator chain.
  • 0.7.3

    • Add new method .collect_tuple() by @matklad; it makes a tuple out of the iterator's elements if the number of them matches exactly.
    • Implement fold and collect for .map_results() which means it reuses the code of the standard .map() for these methods.
  • 0.7.2

    • Add new adaptor .merge_join_by by @srijs; a heterogeneous merge join for two ordered sequences.
  • 0.7.1

    • Iterator adaptors and iterators in itertools now use the same must_use reminder that the standard library adaptors do, by @matematikaedit and @bluss “iterator adaptors are lazy and do nothing unless consumed”.
  • 0.7.0

    • Faster izip!() by @krdln
      • izip!() is now a wrapper for repeated regular .zip() and a single .map(). This means it optimizes as well as the standard library .zip() it uses. Note: multizip and izip!() are now different! The former has a named type but the latter optimizes better.
    • Faster .unique()
    • no_std support, which is opt-in!
      • Many lovable features are still there without std, like izip!() or .format() or .merge(), but not those that use collections.
    • Trait bounds were required up front instead of just on the type: group_by's PartialEq by @Phlosioneer and repeat_call's FnMut.
    • Removed deprecated constructor Zip::new — use izip!() or multizip()
  • 0.6.5

    • Fix bug in .cartesian_product()'s fold (which only was visible for unfused iterators).
  • 0.6.4

    • Add specific fold implementations for .cartesian_product() and cons_tuples(), which improves their performance in fold, foreach, and iterator consumers derived from them.
  • 0.6.3

    • Add iterator adaptor .positions(predicate) by @tmccombs
  • 0.6.2

    • Add function process_results which can “lift” a function of the regular values of an iterator so that it can process the Ok values from an iterator of Results instead, by @shepmaster
    • Add iterator method .concat() which combines all iterator elements into a single collection using the Extend trait, by @srijs
  • 0.6.1

    • Better size hint testing and subsequent size hint bugfixes by @rkarp. Fixes bugs in product, interleave_shortest size hints.
    • New iterator method .all_equal() by @phimuemue
  • 0.6.0

    • Deprecated names were removed in favour of their replacements
    • .flatten() does not implement double ended iteration anymore
    • .fold_while() uses &mut self and returns FoldWhile<T>, for composability (#168)
    • .foreach() and .fold1() use self, like .fold() does.
    • .combinations(0) now produces a single empty vector. (#174)
  • 0.5.10

    • Add itertools method .kmerge_by() (and corresponding free function)
    • Relaxed trait requirement of .kmerge() and .minmax() to PartialOrd.
  • 0.5.9

    • Add multipeek method .reset_peek()
    • Add categories
  • 0.5.8

    • Add iterator adaptor .peeking_take_while() and its trait PeekingNext.
  • 0.5.7

    • Add iterator adaptor .with_position()
    • Fix multipeek's performance for long peeks by using VecDeque.
  • 0.5.6

    • Add .map_results()
  • 0.5.5

    • Many more adaptors now implement Debug
    • Add free function constructor repeat_n. RepeatN::new is now deprecated.
  • 0.5.4

    • Add infinite generator function iterate, that takes a seed and a closure.
  • 0.5.3

    • Special-cased .fold() for flatten and put back. .foreach() now uses fold on the iterator, to pick up any iterator specific loop implementation.
    • .combinations(n) asserts up front that n != 0, instead of running into an error on the second iterator element.
  • 0.5.2

    • Add .tuples::<T>() that iterates by two, three or four elements at a time (where T is a tuple type).
    • Add .tuple_windows::<T>() that iterates using a window of the two, three or four most recent elements.
    • Add .next_tuple::<T>() method, that picks the next two, three or four elements in one go.
    • .interleave() now has an accurate size hint.
  • 0.5.1

    • Workaround module/function name clash that made racer crash on completing itertools. Only internal changes needed.
  • 0.5.0

    • Release announcement
    • Renamed:
      • combinations is now tuple_combinations
      • combinations_n to combinations
      • group_by_lazy, chunks_lazy to group_by, chunks
      • Unfold::new to unfold()
      • RepeatCall::new to repeat_call()
      • Zip::new to multizip
      • PutBack::new, PutBackN::new to put_back, put_back_n
      • PutBack::with_value is now a builder setter, not a constructor
      • MultiPeek::new, .multipeek() to multipeek()
      • format to format_with and format_default to format
      • .into_rc() to rciter
      • Partition enum is now Either
    • Module reorganization:
      • All iterator structs are under itertools::structs but also reexported to the top level, for backwards compatibility
      • All free functions are reexported at the root, itertools::free will be removed in the next version
    • Removed:
      • ZipSlices, use .zip() instead
      • .enumerate_from(), ZipTrusted, due to being unstable
      • .mend_slices(), moved to crate odds
      • Stride, StrideMut, moved to crate odds
      • linspace(), moved to crate itertools-num
      • .sort_by(), use .sorted_by()
      • .is_empty_hint(), use .size_hint()
      • .dropn(), use .dropping()
      • .map_fn(), use .map()
      • .slice(), use .take() / .skip()
      • helper traits in misc
      • new constructors on iterator structs, use Itertools trait or free functions instead
      • itertools::size_hint is now private
    • Behaviour changes:
      • format and format_with helpers now panic if you try to format them more than once.
      • repeat_call is not double ended anymore
    • New features:
      • tuple flattening iterator is constructible with cons_tuples
      • itertools reexports Either from the either crate. Either<L, R> is an iterator when L, R are.
      • MinMaxResult now implements Copy and Clone
      • tuple_combinations supports 1-4 tuples of combinations (previously just 2)
  • 0.4.19

    • Add .minmax_by()
    • Add itertools:🆓:cloned
    • Add itertools:🆓:rciter
    • Improve .step(n) slightly to take advantage of specialized Fuse better.
  • 0.4.18

    • Only changes related to the "unstable" crate feature. This feature is more or less deprecated.
      • Use deprecated warnings when unstable is enabled. .enumerate_from() will be removed imminently since it's using a deprecated libstd trait.
  • 0.4.17

    • Fix bug in .kmerge() that caused it to often produce the wrong order (#134)
  • 0.4.16

    • Improve precision of the interleave_shortest adaptor's size hint (it is now computed exactly when possible).
  • 0.4.15

    • Fixup on top of the workaround in 0.4.14. A function in itertools::free was removed by mistake and now it is added back again.
  • 0.4.14

    • Workaround an upstream regression in a rust nightly build that broke compilation of of itertools:🆓:{interleave, merge}
  • 0.4.13

    • Add .minmax() and .minmax_by_key(), iterator methods for finding both minimum and maximum in one scan.
    • Add .format_default(), a simpler version of .format() (lazy formatting for iterators).
  • 0.4.12

    • Add .zip_eq(), an adaptor like .zip() except it ensures iterators of inequal length don't pass silently (instead it panics).
    • Add .fold_while(), an iterator method that is a fold that can short-circuit.
    • Add .partition_map(), an iterator method that can separate elements into two collections.
  • 0.4.11

    • Add .get() for Stride{,Mut} and .get_mut() for StrideMut
  • 0.4.10

    • Improve performance of .kmerge()
  • 0.4.9

    • Add k-ary merge adaptor .kmerge()
    • Fix a bug in .islice() with ranges a..b where a > b.
  • 0.4.8

    • Implement Clone, Debug for Linspace
  • 0.4.7

    • Add function diff_with() that compares two iterators
    • Add .combinations_n(), an n-ary combinations iterator
    • Add methods PutBack::with_value and PutBack::into_parts.
  • 0.4.6

    • Add method .sorted()
    • Add module itertools::free with free function variants of common iterator adaptors and methods. For example enumerate(iterable), rev(iterable), and so on.
  • 0.4.5

    • Add .flatten()
  • 0.4.4

    • Allow composing ZipSlices with itself
  • 0.4.3

    • Write iproduct!() as a single expression; this allows temporary values in its arguments.
  • 0.4.2

    • Add .fold_options()
    • Require Rust 1.1 or later
  • 0.4.1

    • Update .dropping() to take advantage of .nth()
  • 0.4.0

    • .merge(), .unique() and .dedup() now perform better due to not using function pointers
    • Add free functions enumerate() and rev()
    • Breaking changes:
      • Return types of .merge() and .merge_by() renamed and changed
      • Method Merge::new removed
      • .merge_by() now takes a closure that returns bool.
      • Return type of .dedup() changed
      • Return type of .mend_slices() changed
      • Return type of .unique() changed
      • Removed function times(), struct Times: use a range instead
      • Removed deprecated macro icompr!()
      • Removed deprecated FnMap and method .fn_map(): use .map_fn()
      • .interleave_shortest() is no longer guaranteed to act like fused
  • 0.3.25

    • Rename .sort_by() to .sorted_by(). Old name is deprecated.
    • Fix well-formedness warnings from RFC 1214, no user visible impact
  • 0.3.24

    • Improve performance of .merge()'s ordering function slightly
  • 0.3.23

    • Added .chunks(), similar to (and based on) .group_by_lazy().
    • Tweak linspace to match numpy.linspace and make it double ended.
  • 0.3.22

    • Added ZipSlices, a fast zip for slices
  • 0.3.21

    • Remove Debug impl for Format, it will have different use later
  • 0.3.20

    • Optimize .group_by_lazy()
  • 0.3.19

    • Added .group_by_lazy(), a possibly nonallocating group by
    • Added .format(), a nonallocating formatting helper for iterators
    • Remove uses of RandomAccessIterator since it has been deprecated in rust.
  • 0.3.17

    • Added (adopted) Unfold from rust
  • 0.3.16

    • Added adaptors .unique(), .unique_by()
  • 0.3.15

    • Added method .sort_by()
  • 0.3.14

    • Added adaptor .while_some()
  • 0.3.13

    • Added adaptor .interleave_shortest()
    • Added adaptor .pad_using()
  • 0.3.11

    • Added assert_equal function
  • 0.3.10

    • Bugfix .combinations() size_hint.
  • 0.3.8

    • Added source RepeatCall
  • 0.3.7

    • Added adaptor PutBackN
    • Added adaptor .combinations()
  • 0.3.6

    • Added itertools::partition, partition a sequence in place based on a predicate.
    • Deprecate icompr!() with no replacement.
  • 0.3.5

    • .map_fn() replaces deprecated .fn_map().
  • 0.3.4

    • .take_while_ref() by-ref adaptor
    • .coalesce() adaptor
    • .mend_slices() adaptor
  • 0.3.3

    • .dropping_back() method
    • .fold1() method
    • .is_empty_hint() method


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