Module GenMList

module GenMList: sig .. end

Efficient Mutable Lists

Unrolled lists, append-only, used for storing the content of a generator.

Example:

      let g = 1 -- 1000 ;;
      val g : int t = <fun>

      let c = g |> MList.of_gen_lazy |> MList.to_clonable;;
      val c : int clonable = <obj>

                c#next |> take 500 |> to_list;;
      - : int list = [1; 2; 3; .....; 500]

      let c' = c#clone ;;
      val c' : int clonable = <obj>

                 c |> to_list;;
      - : int list = [501; 502; ....; 1000]

        c'#gen |> to_list;;   (* c consumed, but not c' *)
      - : int list = [501; 502; ....; 1000]

        c#gen |> to_list;;
      - : int list = []
    

type 'a gen = unit -> 'a option 
type 'a clonable = <
   clone : 'a clonable; (*

Clone the internal state

*)
   gen : 'a gen; (*

Generator of values tied to this copy

*)
>
type 'a t 

An internal append-only storage of elements of type 'a, produced from a generator

val of_gen : 'a gen -> 'a t

of_gen g consumes g to build a mlist

val of_gen_lazy : ?max_chunk_size:int -> ?caching:bool -> 'a gen -> 'a t

of_gen_lazy g makes a mlist that will read from g as required, until g is exhausted. Do not use g directly after this, or some elements will be absent from the mlist!

max_chunk_size : if provided and caching = true, sets the (maximal) size of the internal chunks
caching : if true or absent, values are read from the generator by chunks of increasing size. If false, values are read one by one.
val to_gen : 'a t -> 'a gen

Iterate on the mlist. This function can be called many times without any problem, the mlist isn't consumable!

val to_clonable : 'a t -> 'a clonable