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Iterator Adapters in Rust

An Iterator that takes another iterator and returns a new one is called an iterator adapter . The name "adapter" comes from one of the GoF's design patterns, the adapter pattern . However, in reality, it corresponds more to the decorator pattern , so if you pay too much attention to the name, you might get confused about its purpose. So it's better not to worry too much about the name. Enough complaining about the name, what does an iterator adapter do? An iterator adapter adds a task to be performed when the iterator iterates. This will be easier to understand when you see an example. The map function is one of the famous adapters. The iterator returned by the map function for those who have used functional languages iterates over new values transformed from the original values. Besides, various adapters are already implemented in the standard library. Among them, the most frequently used are those that are convenient to use with loops. Examples include the