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Manual Reference Pages  -  MAPS (3)

NAME

maps - Maps Processing Functions

CONTENTS

Description
Exports

DESCRIPTION

This module contains functions for maps processing.

EXPORTS

filter(Pred, Map1) -> Map2

Types:

Pred = fun((Key, Value) -> boolean())
Key = Value = term()
Map1 = Map2 = #{}

Returns a map Map2 for which predicate Pred holds true in Map1.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map1 is not a map or with badarg if Pred is not a function of arity 2.

Example:

> M = #{a => 2, b => 3, c=> 4, "a" => 1, "b" => 2, "c" => 4}, Pred = fun(K,V) -> is_atom(K) andalso (V rem 2) =:= 0 end, maps:filter(Pred,M). #{a => 2,c => 4}

find(Key, Map) -> {ok, Value} | error

Types:

Key = term()
Map = #{}
Value = term()

Returns a tuple {ok, Value} where Value is the value associated with Key, or error if no value is associated with Key in Map.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{"hi" => 42}, Key = "hi", maps:find(Key,Map). {ok,42}

fold(Fun, Init, Map) -> Acc

Types:

Fun = fun((K, V, AccIn) -> AccOut)
Init = Acc = AccIn = AccOut = term()
Map = #{}
K = V = term()

Calls F(K, V, AccIn) for every K to value V association in Map in arbitrary order. The function fun F/3 must return a new accumulator which is passed to the next successive call. maps:fold/3 returns the final value of the accumulator. The initial accumulator value Init is returned if the map is empty.

Example:

> Fun = fun(K,V,AccIn) when is_list(K) -> AccIn + V end, Map = #{"k1" => 1, "k2" => 2, "k3" => 3}, maps:fold(Fun,0,Map). 6

from_list(List) -> Map

Types:

List = [{Key, Value}]
Key = Value = term()
Map = #{}

The function takes a list of key-value tuples elements and builds a map. The associations may be in any order and both keys and values in the association may be of any term. If the same key appears more than once, the latter (rightmost) value is used and the previous values are ignored.

Example:

> List = [{"a",ignored},{1337,"value two"},{42,value_three},{"a",1}], maps:from_list(List). #{42 => value_three,1337 => "value two","a" => 1}

get(Key, Map) -> Value

Types:

Key = term()
Map = #{}
Value = term()

Returns the value Value associated with Key if Map contains Key.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map is not a map, or with a {badkey,Key} exception if no value is associated with Key.

Example:

> Key = 1337, Map = #{42 => value_two,1337 => "value one","a" => 1}, maps:get(Key,Map). "value one"

get(Key, Map, Default) -> Value | Default

Types:

Key = term()
Map = #{}
Value = Default = term()

Returns the value Value associated with Key if Map contains Key. If no value is associated with Key then returns Default.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{ key1 => val1, key2 => val2 }. #{key1 => val1,key2 => val2} > maps:get(key1, Map, "Default value"). val1 > maps:get(key3, Map, "Default value"). "Default value"

is_key(Key, Map) -> boolean()

Types:

Key = term()
Map = #{}

Returns true if map Map contains Key and returns false if it does not contain the Key.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{"42" => value}. #{"42"> => value} > maps:is_key("42",Map). true > maps:is_key(value,Map). false

keys(Map) -> Keys

Types:

Map = #{}
Keys = [Key]
Key = term()

Returns a complete list of keys, in arbitrary order, which resides within Map.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{42 => value_three,1337 => "value two","a" => 1}, maps:keys(Map). [42,1337,"a"]

map(Fun, Map1) -> Map2

Types:

Fun = fun((K, V1) -> V2)
Map1 = Map2 = #{}
K = V1 = V2 = term()

The function produces a new map Map2 by calling the function fun F(K, V1) for every K to value V1 association in Map1 in arbitrary order. The function fun F/2 must return the value V2 to be associated with key K for the new map Map2.

Example:

> Fun = fun(K,V1) when is_list(K) -> V1*2 end, Map = #{"k1" => 1, "k2" => 2, "k3" => 3}, maps:map(Fun,Map). #{"k1" => 2,"k2" => 4,"k3" => 6}

merge(Map1, Map2) -> Map3

Types:

Map1 = Map2 = Map3 = #{}

Merges two maps into a single map Map3. If two keys exists in both maps the value in Map1 will be superseded by the value in Map2.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map1 or Map2 is not a map.

Example:

> Map1 = #{a => "value_one", b => "value_two"}, Map2 = #{a => 1, c => 2}, maps:merge(Map1,Map2). #{a => 1,b => "value_two",c => 2}

new() -> Map

Types:

Map = #{}

Returns a new empty map.

Example:

> maps:new(). #{}

put(Key, Value, Map1) -> Map2

Types:

Key = Value = term()
Map1 = Map2 = #{}

Associates Key with value Value and inserts the association into map Map2. If key Key already exists in map Map1, the old associated value is replaced by value Value. The function returns a new map Map2 containing the new association and the old associations in Map1.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map1 is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{"a" => 1}. #{"a" => 1} > maps:put("a", 42, Map). #{"a" => 42} > maps:put("b", 1337, Map). #{"a" => 1,"b" => 1337}

remove(Key, Map1) -> Map2

Types:

Key = term()
Map1 = Map2 = #{}

The function removes the Key, if it exists, and its associated value from Map1 and returns a new map Map2 without key Key.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map1 is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{"a" => 1}. #{"a" => 1} > maps:remove("a",Map). #{} > maps:remove("b",Map). #{"a" => 1}

size(Map) -> integer() >= 0

Types:

Map = #{}

The function returns the number of key-value associations in the Map. This operation happens in constant time.

Example:

> Map = #{42 => value_two,1337 => "value one","a" => 1}, maps:size(Map). 3

to_list(Map) -> [{Key, Value}]

Types:

Map = #{}
Key = Value = term()

The fuction returns a list of pairs representing the key-value associations of Map, where the pairs, [{K1,V1}, ..., {Kn,Vn}], are returned in arbitrary order.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{42 => value_three,1337 => "value two","a" => 1}, maps:to_list(Map). [{42,value_three},{1337,"value two"},{"a",1}]

update(Key, Value, Map1) -> Map2

Types:

Key = Value = term()
Map1 = Map2 = #{}

If Key exists in Map1 the old associated value is replaced by value Value. The function returns a new map Map2 containing the new associated value.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map1 is not a map, or with a {badkey,Key} exception if no value is associated with Key.

Example:

> Map = #{"a" => 1}. #{"a" => 1} > maps:update("a", 42, Map). #{"a" => 42}

values(Map) -> Values

Types:

Map = #{}
Values = [Value]
Value = term()

Returns a complete list of values, in arbitrary order, contained in map Map.

The call will fail with a {badmap,Map} exception if Map is not a map.

Example:

> Map = #{42 => value_three,1337 => "value two","a" => 1}, maps:values(Map). [value_three,"value two",1]

with(Ks, Map1) -> Map2

Types:

Ks = [K]
Map1 = Map2 = #{}
K = term()

Returns a new map Map2 with the keys K1 through Kn and their associated values from map Map1. Any key in Ks that does not exist in Map1 are ignored.

Example:

> Map = #{42 => value_three,1337 => "value two","a" => 1}, Ks = ["a",42,"other key"], maps:with(Ks,Map). #{42 => value_three,"a" => 1}

without(Ks, Map1) -> Map2

Types:

Ks = [K]
Map1 = Map2 = #{}
K = term()

Returns a new map Map2 without the keys K1 through Kn and their associated values from map Map1. Any key in Ks that does not exist in Map1 are ignored.

Example:

> Map = #{42 => value_three,1337 => "value two","a" => 1}, Ks = ["a",42,"other key"], maps:without(Ks,Map). #{1337 => "value two"}

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