Function std::iter::once

1.2.0 · source ·
pub fn once<T>(value: T) -> Once<T> 
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Creates an iterator that yields an element exactly once.

This is commonly used to adapt a single value into a chain() of other kinds of iteration. Maybe you have an iterator that covers almost everything, but you need an extra special case. Maybe you have a function which works on iterators, but you only need to process one value.


Basic usage:

use std::iter;

// one is the loneliest number
let mut one = iter::once(1);


// just one, that's all we get

Chaining together with another iterator. Let’s say that we want to iterate over each file of the .foo directory, but also a configuration file, .foorc:

use std::iter;
use std::fs;
use std::path::PathBuf;

let dirs = fs::read_dir(".foo").unwrap();

// we need to convert from an iterator of DirEntry-s to an iterator of
// PathBufs, so we use map
let dirs =|file| file.unwrap().path());

// now, our iterator just for our config file
let config = iter::once(PathBuf::from(".foorc"));

// chain the two iterators together into one big iterator
let files = dirs.chain(config);

// this will give us all of the files in .foo as well as .foorc
for f in files {