- All Implemented Interfaces:
public class MappingIterator extends java.lang.Object implements SequenceIteratorMappingIterator merges a sequence of sequences into a single flat sequence. It takes as inputs an iteration, and a mapping function to be applied to each Item returned by that iteration. The mapping function itself returns another iteration. The result is an iteration of the concatenation of all the iterations returned by the mapping function.
This is a powerful class. It is used, with different mapping functions, in a great variety of ways. It underpins the way that "for" expressions and path expressions are evaluated, as well as sequence expressions. It is also used in the implementation of the document(), key(), and id() functions.
All Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
close()Close the iterator.
next()Get the next item in the sequence.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
public MappingIterator(SequenceIterator base, MappingFunction action)Construct a MappingIterator that will apply a specified MappingFunction to each Item returned by the base iterator.
base- the base iterator, which must deliver items of type F
action- the mapping function to be applied
public Item next() throws XPathExceptionDescription copied from interface:
SequenceIteratorGet the next item in the sequence. This method changes the state of the iterator.
- Specified by:
- the next item, or null if there are no more items. Once a call on next() has returned null, no further calls should be made. The preferred action for an iterator if subsequent calls on next() are made is to return null again, and all implementations within Saxon follow this rule.
XPathException- if an error occurs retrieving the next item
public void close()Description copied from interface:
SequenceIteratorClose the iterator. This indicates to the supplier of the data that the client does not require any more items to be delivered by the iterator. This may enable the supplier to release resources. After calling close(), no further calls on the iterator should be made; if further calls are made, the effect of such calls is undefined.
For example, the iterator returned by the unparsed-text-lines() function has a close() method that causes the underlying input stream to be closed, whether or not the file has been read to completion.
Closing an iterator is important when the data is being "pushed" in another thread. Closing the iterator terminates that thread and means that it needs to do no additional work. Indeed, failing to close the iterator may cause the push thread to hang waiting for the buffer to be emptied.