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Erlang Zlists: a lazy sequences library.

There are many possibilities to represent and handle lazy sequences.
For disambiguation reasons the approach implemented here will be referred to as Z-Lists, or simply zlists.

Design

The core module is 'zlists', similar to module 'lists' in Erlang's STDLIB. It contains base operations supported over Z-Lists. The others, called 'zlists_X', are utility modules that bridge Z-Lists with standard Erlang modules which may be considered as data sources e.g. 'ets', 'dets', 'mnesia', 'disk_log', 'file' etc.

Usage

Integrate to your project

This is a rebar'ized project, so, if you are already using rebar, just insert a reference to this git repo at your rebar.config. Otherwise clone this repo, and run erl -make.

Examples

        1> Naturals=zlists:recurrent(1, fun(N)-> N+1 end).
        [1|#Fun<zlists.2.24701927>]

        2> zlists:scroll(10,Naturals).
        {[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10],[11|#Fun<zlists.2.24701927>]}

        3> zlists:scroll(10,zlists:drop(5,Naturals)).
        {[6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15],[16|#Fun<zlists.2.24701927>]}

        4> zlists:scroll(10,zlists:drop(500000,Naturals)).   
        {[500001,500002,500003,500004,500005,500006,500007,500008,500009,500010],
         [500011|#Fun<zlists.2.24701927>]}

        5> Fibonacci=zlists:recurrent(1, 0, fun(X0,S0) -> {X0+S0, X0} end).
        [1|#Fun<zlists.3.26975111>]

        6> zlists:expand(10, Fibonacci).
        [1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55|#Fun<zlists.3.26975111>]

        7> zlists:expand(10, zlists:drop(10,Fibonacci)).
        [89,144,233,377,610,987,1597,2584,4181,6765|
         #Fun<zlists.3.26975111>]

        8> zlists:scroll(10, zlists:drop(10,Fibonacci)).
        {[89,144,233,377,610,987,1597,2584,4181,6765],
         [10946|#Fun<zlists.3.26975111>]}

Create your own Z-List

Creating your own custom zlist is quite easy, you can directly construct a special improper list like this:

[1|fun()-> L=deferred_work(),true=is_list(L),L end]

Note the | symbol between head element and tail function. You can use a proper list and tail function to construct a lazy list:

zlists:new([1,2,3], fun()-> [4,5] end)

If the lazy list you want to create has explicit recurrent nature, use zlists:recurrent/2/3 to easily create a lazy list.

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