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The LimitIterator class

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)


The LimitIterator class allows iteration over a limited subset of items in an Iterator.

Class synopsis

LimitIterator extends IteratorIterator implements OuterIterator {
/* Methods */
public __construct(Iterator $iterator, int $offset = 0, int $limit = -1)
public current(): mixed
public getPosition(): int
public key(): mixed
public next(): void
public rewind(): void
public seek(int $position): int
public valid(): bool


Example #1 LimitIterator usage example


// Create an iterator to be limited
$fruits = new ArrayIterator(array(

// Loop over first three fruits only
foreach (new LimitIterator($fruits03) as $fruit) {


// Loop from third fruit until the end
// Note: offset starts from zero for apple
foreach (new LimitIterator($fruits2) as $fruit) {


The above example will output:

string(5) "apple"
string(6) "banana"
string(6) "cherry"

string(6) "cherry"
string(6) "damson"
string(10) "elderberry"

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