Module type Gen.S

module type S = Gen_intf.S

type 'a t 
val empty : 'a t
Empty generator, with no elements
val singleton : 'a -> 'a t
One-element generator
val return : 'a -> 'a t
Alias to Gen_intf.S.singleton
Since 0.3
val repeat : 'a -> 'a t
Repeat same element endlessly
val iterate : 'a -> ('a -> 'a) -> 'a t
iterate x f is [x; f x; f (f x); f (f (f x)); ...]
val unfold : ('b -> ('a * 'b) option) -> 'b -> 'a t
Dual of Gen_intf.S.fold, with a deconstructing operation. It keeps on unfolding the 'b value into a new 'b, and a 'a which is yielded, until None is returned.
val init : ?limit:int -> (int -> 'a) -> 'a t
Calls the function, starting from 0, on increasing indices. If limit is provided and is a positive int, iteration will stop at the limit (excluded). For instance init ~limit:4 id will yield 0, 1, 2, and 3.

Basic combinators

Note: those combinators, applied to generators (not restartable generators) consume their argument. Sometimes they consume it lazily, sometimes eagerly, but in any case once f gen has been called (with f a combinator), gen shouldn't be used anymore.

val is_empty : 'a t -> bool
Check whether the gen is empty. Pops an element, if any
val fold : ('b -> 'a -> 'b) -> 'b -> 'a t -> 'b
Fold on the generator, tail-recursively. Consumes the generator.
val reduce : ('a -> 'a -> 'a) -> 'a t -> 'a
Fold on non-empty sequences. Consumes the generator.
Raises Invalid_argument on an empty gen
val scan : ('b -> 'a -> 'b) -> 'b -> 'a t -> 'b t
Like Gen_intf.S.fold, but keeping successive values of the accumulator. Consumes the generator.
val unfold_scan : ('b -> 'a -> 'b * 'c) -> 'b -> 'a t -> 'c t
A mix of Gen_intf.S.unfold and Gen_intf.S.scan. The current state is combined with the current element to produce a new state, and an output value of type 'c.
Since 0.2.2
val iter : ('a -> unit) -> 'a t -> unit
Iterate on the gen, consumes it.
val iteri : (int -> 'a -> unit) -> 'a t -> unit
Iterate on elements with their index in the gen, from 0, consuming it.
val length : 'a t -> int
Length of an gen (linear time), consuming it
val map : ('a -> 'b) -> 'a t -> 'b t
Lazy map. No iteration is performed now, the function will be called when the result is traversed.
val fold_map : ('b -> 'a -> 'b) -> 'b -> 'a t -> 'b t
Lazy fold and map. No iteration is performed now, the function will be called when the result is traversed. The result is an iterator over the successive states of the fold.
Since 0.2.4
val append : 'a t -> 'a t -> 'a t
Append the two gens; the result contains the elements of the first, then the elements of the second gen.
val flatten : 'a Gen_intf.gen t -> 'a t
Flatten the generator of generators
val flat_map : ('a -> 'b Gen_intf.gen) -> 'a t -> 'b t
Monadic bind; each element is transformed to a sub-gen which is then iterated on, before the next element is processed, and so on.
val mem : ?eq:('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a -> 'a t -> bool
Is the given element, member of the gen?
val take : int -> 'a t -> 'a t
Take at most n elements
val drop : int -> 'a t -> 'a t
Drop n elements
val nth : int -> 'a t -> 'a
n-th element, or Not_found
Raises Not_found if the generator contains less than n arguments
val take_nth : int -> 'a t -> 'a t
take_nth n g returns every element of g whose index is a multiple of n. For instance take_nth 2 (1--10) |> to_list will return 1;3;5;7;9
val filter : ('a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a t
Filter out elements that do not satisfy the predicate.
val take_while : ('a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a t
Take elements while they satisfy the predicate. The initial generator itself is not to be used anymore after this.
val fold_while : ('a -> 'b -> 'a * [ `Continue | `Stop ]) -> 'a -> 'b t -> 'a
Fold elements until ('a, `Stop) is indicated by the accumulator.
Since 0.2.4
val drop_while : ('a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a t
Drop elements while they satisfy the predicate. The initial generator itself should not be used anymore, only the result of drop_while.
val filter_map : ('a -> 'b option) -> 'a t -> 'b t
Maps some elements to 'b, drop the other ones
val zip_index : 'a t -> (int * 'a) t
Zip elements with their index in the gen
val unzip : ('a * 'b) t -> 'a t * 'b t
Unzip into two sequences, splitting each pair
val partition : ('a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a t * 'a t
partition p l returns the elements that satisfy p, and the elements that do not satisfy p
val for_all : ('a -> bool) -> 'a t -> bool
Is the predicate true for all elements?
val exists : ('a -> bool) -> 'a t -> bool
Is the predicate true for at least one element?
val min : ?lt:('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a
Minimum element, according to the given comparison function.
Raises Invalid_argument if the generator is empty
val max : ?lt:('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a
Maximum element, see Gen_intf.S.min
Raises Invalid_argument if the generator is empty
val eq : ?eq:('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a t -> bool
Equality of generators.
val lexico : ?cmp:('a -> 'a -> int) -> 'a t -> 'a t -> int
Lexicographic comparison of generators. If a generator is a prefix of the other one, it is considered smaller.
val compare : ?cmp:('a -> 'a -> int) -> 'a t -> 'a t -> int
Synonym for Gen_intf.S.lexico
val find : ('a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a option
find p e returns the first element of e to satisfy p, or None.
val sum : int t -> int
Sum of all elements

Multiple iterators


val map2 : ('a -> 'b -> 'c) -> 'a t -> 'b t -> 'c t
Map on the two sequences. Stops once one of them is exhausted.
val iter2 : ('a -> 'b -> unit) -> 'a t -> 'b t -> unit
Iterate on the two sequences. Stops once one of them is exhausted.
val fold2 : ('acc -> 'a -> 'b -> 'acc) ->
'acc -> 'a t -> 'b t -> 'acc
Fold the common prefix of the two iterators
val for_all2 : ('a -> 'b -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'b t -> bool
Succeeds if all pairs of elements satisfy the predicate. Ignores elements of an iterator if the other runs dry.
val exists2 : ('a -> 'b -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'b t -> bool
Succeeds if some pair of elements satisfy the predicate. Ignores elements of an iterator if the other runs dry.
val zip_with : ('a -> 'b -> 'c) -> 'a t -> 'b t -> 'c t
Combine common part of the gens (stops when one is exhausted)
val zip : 'a t -> 'b t -> ('a * 'b) t
Zip together the common part of the gens

Complex combinators


val merge : 'a Gen_intf.gen t -> 'a t
Pick elements fairly in each sub-generator. The merge of gens e1, e2, ... picks elements in e1, e2, in e3, e1, e2 .... Once a generator is empty, it is skipped; when they are all empty, and none remains in the input, their merge is also empty. For instance, merge [1;3;5] [2;4;6] will be, in disorder, 1;2;3;4;5;6.
val intersection : ?cmp:('a -> 'a -> int) ->
'a t -> 'a t -> 'a t
Intersection of two sorted sequences. Only elements that occur in both inputs appear in the output
val sorted_merge : ?cmp:('a -> 'a -> int) ->
'a t -> 'a t -> 'a t
Merge two sorted sequences into a sorted sequence
val sorted_merge_n : ?cmp:('a -> 'a -> int) -> 'a t list -> 'a t
Sorted merge of multiple sorted sequences
val tee : ?n:int -> 'a t -> 'a Gen_intf.gen list
Duplicate the gen into n generators (default 2). The generators share the same underlying instance of the gen, so the optimal case is when they are consumed evenly
val round_robin : ?n:int -> 'a t -> 'a Gen_intf.gen list
Split the gen into n generators in a fair way. Elements with index = k mod n with go to the k-th gen. n default value is 2.
val interleave : 'a t -> 'a t -> 'a t
interleave a b yields an element of a, then an element of b, and so on. When a generator is exhausted, this behaves like the other generator.
val intersperse : 'a -> 'a t -> 'a t
Put the separator element between all elements of the given gen
val product : 'a t -> 'b t -> ('a * 'b) t
Cartesian product, in no predictable order. Works even if some of the arguments are infinite.
val group : ?eq:('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a list t
Group equal consecutive elements together.
val uniq : ?eq:('a -> 'a -> bool) -> 'a t -> 'a t
Remove consecutive duplicate elements. Basically this is like fun e -> map List.hd (group e).
val sort : ?cmp:('a -> 'a -> int) -> 'a t -> 'a t
Sort according to the given comparison function. The gen must be finite.
val sort_uniq : ?cmp:('a -> 'a -> int) -> 'a t -> 'a t
Sort and remove duplicates. The gen must be finite.
val chunks : int -> 'a t -> 'a array t
chunks n e returns a generator of arrays of length n, composed of successive elements of e. The last array may be smaller than n
val permutations : 'a t -> 'a list t
Permutations of the gen.
Since 0.2.2
val permutations_heap : 'a t -> 'a array t
Permutations of the gen, using Heap's algorithm.
Since 0.2.3
val combinations : int -> 'a t -> 'a list t
Combinations of given length. The ordering of the elements within each combination is unspecified. Example (ignoring ordering): combinations 2 (1--3) |> to_list = [[1;2]; [1;3]; [2;3]]
Since 0.2.2
val power_set : 'a t -> 'a list t
All subsets of the gen (in no particular order). The ordering of the elements within each subset is unspecified.
Since 0.2.2

Basic conversion functions


val of_list : 'a list -> 'a t
Enumerate elements of the list
val to_list : 'a t -> 'a list
non tail-call trasnformation to list, in the same order
val to_rev_list : 'a t -> 'a list
Tail call conversion to list, in reverse order (more efficient)
val to_array : 'a t -> 'a array
Convert the gen to an array (not very efficient)
val of_array : ?start:int -> ?len:int -> 'a array -> 'a t
Iterate on (a slice of) the given array
val of_string : ?start:int -> ?len:int -> string -> char t
Iterate on bytes of the string
val to_string : char t -> string
Convert into a string
val to_buffer : Buffer.t -> char t -> unit
Consumes the iterator and writes to the buffer
val rand_int : int -> int t
Random ints in the given range.
val int_range : int -> int -> int t
int_range a b generates integers between a and b, included. a is assumed to be smaller than b.
val lines : char t -> string t
Group together chars belonging to the same line
Since 0.3
val unlines : string t -> char t
Explode lines into their chars, adding a '\n' after each one
Since 0.3
module Infix: sig .. end
val (--) : int -> int -> int t
Synonym for Gen_intf.S.int_range
val (>>=) : 'a t -> ('a -> 'b Gen_intf.gen) -> 'b t
Monadic bind operator
val (>>|) : 'a t -> ('a -> 'b) -> 'b t
Infix map operator
Since 0.2.3
val (>|=) : 'a t -> ('a -> 'b) -> 'b t
Infix map operator
Since 0.2.3
val pp : ?start:string ->
?stop:string ->
?sep:string ->
?horizontal:bool ->
(Format.formatter -> 'a -> unit) ->
Format.formatter -> 'a t -> unit
Pretty print the content of the generator on a formatter.