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Non-standard. The Iterator function is a SpiderMonkey-specific feature, and will be removed at some point. For future-facing usages, consider using for..of loops and the iterator protocol.

The Iterator function returns an object which implements legacy iterator protocol and iterates over enumerable properties of an object.

Syntax

Iterator(object, [keyOnly])

Parameters

object
Object to iterate over properties.
keyOnly
If keyOnly is truthy value, Iterator.prototype.next returns property_name only.

Description

Returns Iterator instance that iterates over object. Iterator instance returns [property_name, property_value] array for each iteration if keyOnly is falsy,  otherwise, if keyOnly is truthy, it returns property_name for each iteration.  If object is the Iterator instance or Generator instance, it returns object itself.

Properties

Iterator.prototype[@@iterator]
Returns a function that returns iterator object, that conforms to iterator protocol.

Methods

Iterator.prototype.next
Returns next item in the [property_name, property_value] format or property_name only. It throws StopIteration if there are no more items.

Examples

Iterating over properties of an object

var a = {
  x: 10,
  y: 20,
};
var iter = Iterator(a);
console.log(iter.next()); // ["x", 10]
console.log(iter.next()); // ["y", 20]
console.log(iter.next()); // throws StopIteration

Iterating over properties of an object with legacy destructuring for-in statement

var a = {
  x: 10,
  y: 20,
};

for (var [name, value] in Iterator(a)) {
  console.log(name, value);   // x 10
                              // y 20
}

Iterating with for-of

var a = {
  x: 10,
  y: 20,
};

for (var [name, value] of Iterator(a)) {  // @@iterator is used
  console.log(name, value);   // x 10
                              // y 20
}

Iterates over property name

var a = {
  x: 10,
  y: 20,
};

for (var name in Iterator(a, true)) {
  console.log(name);   // x
                       // y
}

Passing Generator instance

function f() {
  yield "a";
  yield "b";
}
var g = f();

console.log(g == Iterator(g)); // true

for (var v in Iterator(g)) {
  console.log(v);   // a
                    // b
}

Passing Iterator instance

var a = {
  x: 10,
  y: 20,
};

var i = Iterator(a);

console.log(i == Iterator(i)); // true

Specifications

Non-standard. Not part of any current standards document.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported (Yes) Not supported Not supported Not supported

See also

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