JavaScript lazy arrays, sort of like Clojure's seqs
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JavaScript lazy arrays, sort of like Clojure's seqs. Lazy sequences can be thought of being a bit like a traditional Lisp cons cell.

# Fetch the dependencies.
npm install

# Run the tests.
npm test

Check the tests and source (lazy-array.js) JSDoc for more information, here's a quick example.

var larr = require('lazy-array');

var plainArray = ['foo', 'bar', 'baz'];

/**
 * Creates a lazy sequence of all integers greater or equal to n.
 *
 * @param {Number} n Starting integer.
 * @return {LazySequence}
 */
function positiveNumbers(n) {
    return larr.create(function () {
        return larr.cons(n, positiveNumbers(n + 1));
    });
}

// The functions work on plain arrays since they're all built on the core seq
// functions (cons, first and rest) which work on plain or lazy arrays.
larr.first(plainArray); // 'foo'
larr.rest(plainArray); // ['bar', 'baz'];
larr.cons('pre', plainArray); // ['pre', 'foo', 'bar', 'baz']

// Allows you to operate on infinite sequences of values which are only
// calculated when requested.
larr.nth(positiveNumbers(10), 15); // 25

// You can take sections of that sequence and evaluate it to a plain array.
var nums = positiveNumbers(1);
larr.all(larr.take(3, larr.drop(5, nums))); // [6, 7, 8]

The script is wrapped in a UMD so you can require it with RequireJS or node.

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