Provides a simple adapter to make generators rewindable

1.1.1 2015-11-08 10:31 UTC


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Provides a simple adapter to make generators rewindable.

Unfortunately, you cannot do this:

$generator = $myGeneratorFunction();
iterator_to_array($generator); // boom!

Or this:

$generator = $myGeneratorFunction();
$generator->rewind(); // boom!

Both result in an Exception, as proven by the tests in tests/GeneratorTest.php. This library provides a simple class that takes a generator function (the function, not its return value) and adapts it to a rewindable Iterator.

$generator = new RewindableGenerator($myGeneratorFunction);
iterator_to_array($generator); // works as expected
$generator->rewind(); // works as expected

System dependencies

  • PHP 5.5 or later, including PHP 7 (and probably HHVM)


To add this package as a local, per-project dependency to your project, simply add a dependency on jeroen/rewindable-generator to your project's composer.json file. Here is a minimal example of a composer.json file that just defines a dependency on Rewindable Generator 1.x:

    "require": {
        "jeroen/rewindable-generator": "~1.0"

Running the tests

For tests only

composer test

For style checks only

composer cs

For a full CI run

composer ci

Release notes

Version 1.1.1 (2015-11-08)

Version 1.1.0 (2015-11-08)

  • Added onRewind function and second constructor parameter to RewindableGenerator

Version 1.0.0 (2015-11-08)