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NAME

Array::Iterator::BiDirectional - A subclass of Array::Iterator to allow forwards and backwards iteration

VERSION

This document describes version 0.12 of Array::Iterator::BiDirectional (from Perl distribution Array-Iterator), released on 2017-07-04.

SYNOPSIS

  use Array::Iterator::BiDirectional;

  # create an instance of the iterator
  my $i = Array::Iterator::BiDirectional->new(1 .. 100);

  while ($some_condition_exists) {
      # get the latest item from
      # the iterator
      my $current = $i->get_next();
      # ...
      if ($something_happens) {
          # back up the iterator
          $current = $i->get_previous();
      }
  }

DESCRIPTION

Occasionally it is useful for an iterator to go in both directions, forward and backward. One example would be token processing. When looping though tokens it is sometimes necessary to advance forward looking for a match to a rule. If the match fails, a bi-directional iterator can be moved back so that the next rule can be tried.

ORIGINAL AUTHOR

stevan little, <stevan@iinteractive.com>

ORIGINAL COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2004 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.

http://www.iinteractive.com

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

METHODS

This is a subclass of Array::Iterator, only those methods that have been added are documented here, refer to the Array::Iterator documentation for more information.

has_previous([$n])

This method works much like hasNext does, it will return true (1) unless the beginning of the array has been reached, and false (0) otherwise.

Optional argument has the same meaning except that it specifies $nth previous element.

previous

This method is much like next. It will return the previous item in the iterator, and throw an exception if it attempts to reach past the beginning of the array.

get_previous

This method is much like get_next. It will return the previous item in the iterator, and return undef if it attempts to reach past the beginning of the array.

look_back([$n])

This is the counterpart to peek, it will return the previous items in the iterator, but will not affect the internal counter.

Optional argument has the same meaning except that it specifies $nth previous element.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Array-Iterator.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/sharyanto/perl-Array-Iterator.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Array-Iterator

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

This is a subclass of Array::Iterator, please refer to it for more documenation.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2017, 2013, 2012, 2011 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.