iterator

<programming>

An object or routine for accessing items from a list, array or stream one at a time.

By extension, the term can be used for an object or routine for accesing items from any data structure that can be viewed as a list. For example, a traverser is an iterator for tree-shaped data structures.

Last updated: 2001-10-04

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