consume

iteration_utilities.consume(iterator, n)

Advance the iterator n-steps ahead. If n is None, consume entirely.

Parameters:

iterator : iterator

Any iterator from which to consume the items.

n : int or None

Number of items to consume from the iterator. If None consume it entirely.

Examples

>>> from iteration_utilities import consume
>>> g = (x**2 for x in range(10))
>>> consume(g, 2)
>>> list(g)
[4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81]
>>> g = (x**2 for x in range(10))
>>> consume(g, None)
>>> list(g)
[]