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The Generator class

(PHP 5 >= 5.5.0, PHP 7)

Introduction

Generator objects are returned from generators.

Caution

Generator objects cannot be instantiated via new.

Class synopsis

Generator implements Iterator {
/* Methods */
public current ( void ) : mixed
public getReturn ( void ) : mixed
public key ( void ) : mixed
public next ( void ) : void
public rewind ( void ) : void
public send ( mixed $value ) : mixed
public throw ( Throwable $exception ) : mixed
public valid ( void ) : bool
public __wakeup ( void ) : void
}

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Pistachio
2 years ago
Unlike return, yield can be used anywhere within a function so logic can flow more naturally. Take for example the following Fibonacci generator:

<?php
function fib($n)
{
   
$cur = 1;
   
$prev = 0;
    for (
$i = 0; $i < $n; $i++) {
        yield
$cur;

       
$temp = $cur;
       
$cur = $prev + $cur;
       
$prev = $temp;
    }
}

$fibs = fib(9);
foreach (
$fibs as $fib) {
    echo
" " . $fib;
}

// prints: 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34
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