In the Mapping and reducing enumerables recipe, we made use of the
Enum module. In this recipe, we will be using the
Enum functions are all eager, in
Stream, they are lazy.
Let's inspect the following code:
Enum.to_list(1..1000000) |> Enum.map(&(&1 * &1)) |> Enum.sum
This code is performing a sequence of operations using the
Enum module. All steps between the pipe operators (
|>) imply the calculation of the entire data structures and placing them in memory. A list with numbers from 1 to 1000000 is created, then a new list containing each of the previous elements multiplied by themselves is created, and finally, this resulting list is reduced by summing up all elements.
This is an example ...