class Srcom::Api::PageIterator(T)


Iterates lazily over paginated resources, requesting new pages as the need arises.


pc = Srcom::Api::Developers.get.find { |dev| == "Bethesda" }

Doing something like this to find that developer's id only requests the first 800 developers, compared to getting all >6500 of them and then filtering afterwards.

It is noteworthy that Iterators, by default, only move forwards. This one's modified so that if every page is requested it automatically resets itself. If something like find is used, as in the example above, the Iterator needs to be reset using #reset for subsequent calls do work as expected though.


iterator = Srcom::Api::Developers.get
pc = iterator.find { |dev| == "Bethesda" }

# Don't use this now as this will resume counting where `find` left off:

# Instead, reset the Iterator first:

If you know you only want the first n results of a paginated request, use .first(n) and proceed from there.

NOTE Calling methods like to_a or size will always request every page possible.

Exceptions and incomplete data

It is possible that a request fails while fetching more pages. In fact, this is unfortunately a fairly frequent occurrence when fetching large pages of large objects (such as Games and Runs). To avoid having to wrap every use of a PageIterator in begin...rescue those exceptions are caught and logged. To make it possible to ensure data integrity, there's #data_complete. If all the data requested was successfully fetched it will be true. If a request returned with an error code or a Socket::ConnectError was thrown (usually due to the request timing out), then #data_complete will be false. In this case, #status_code will include the status code that was returned by (this will usually be 500, 502, or 503, seemingly at random). In case of a Socket::ConnectError #status_code will be 520 (unofficial code for an unknown error).

NOTE The fact that #data_complete is true does not mean that the complete dataset has been fetched, just that the data that was requested is actually complete.

Included Modules

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Constant Summary

Log = Srcom::Log.for("rest")


Instance Method Summary

Constructor Detail

def : String, method : String, headers : HTTP::Headers?, body : String?, next_page_uri : String?, elements : Array(T)) #

Creates a new PageIterator with the same type as the elements in the elements array, which can be a type union.

endpoint is used for logging only. Every subsequent request will also be sent with the same headers and body as the original one. If there is a next page to request, it will be stored in next_page_uri.

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Instance Method Detail

def data_complete #

Returns whether or not all requested data was successfully fetched.

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def first #

Returns the first element in the collection this iterator iterates over.

NOTE This is an overwrite, as by default Iterator#first gets the next element, not the very first.

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def next #

Returns the next element in this iterator, or Iterator::Stop::INSTANCE if there are no more elements. Resets this iterator if all pages were successfully fetched and iterated over.

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def reset #

Resets this iterator so it can be iterated over again from the start, returning self.

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def status_code #

Returns the status code that caused a paginated request to fail, if it did.

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