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extern crate nom;
use nom::IResult;
use nom::bytes::complete::tag;
use nom::sequence::{separated_pair, terminated};
use nom::character::complete::alphanumeric1;
use nom::combinator::iterator;
use std::iter::Iterator;
use std::collections::HashMap;
fn main() {
let mut data = "abcabcabcabc";
fn parser(i: &str) -> IResult<&str, &str> {
// `from_fn` (available from Rust 1.34) can create an iterator
// from a closure
let it = std::iter::from_fn(move|| {
match parser(data) {
// when successful, a nom parser returns a tuple of
// the remaining input and the output value.
// So we replace the captured input data with the
// remaining input, to be parsed on the next call
Ok((i, o)) => {
data = i;
_ => None
for value in it {
println!("parser returned: {}", value);
let data = "abcabcabcabc";
// if `from_fn` is not available, it is possible to fold
// over an iterator of functions
let res = std::iter::repeat(parser).take(3).try_fold((data, Vec::new()), |(data, mut acc), parser| {
parser(data).map(|(i, o)| {
(i, acc)
// will print "parser iterator returned: Ok(("abc", ["abc", "abc", "abc"]))"
println!("\nparser iterator returned: {:?}", res);
let data = "key1:value1,key2:value2,key3:value3,;";
// `nom::combinator::iterator` will return an iterator
// producing the parsed values. Compared to the previous
// solutions:
// - we can work with a normal iterator like `from_fn`
// - we can get the remaining input afterwards, like with the `try_fold` trick
let mut nom_it = iterator(data, terminated(separated_pair(alphanumeric1, tag(":"), alphanumeric1), tag(",")));
let res =|(k, v)| (k.to_uppercase(), v)).collect::<HashMap<_, _>>();
let parser_result: IResult<_, _> = nom_it.finish();
let (remaining_input, ()) = parser_result.unwrap();
// will print "iterator returned {"key1": "value1", "key3": "value3", "key2": "value2"}, remaining input is ';'"
println!("iterator returned {:?}, remaining input is '{}'", res, remaining_input);
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