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Iter and Into_iter in Rust?

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  • The iterator returned by into_iter may yield any of T, &T or &mut T, depending on the context.
  • The iterator returned by iter will yield &T, by convention.
  • The iterator returned by iter_mut will yield &mut T, by convention

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34733811/what-is-the-difference-between-iter-and-into-iter

  • into_iter is a generic method to obtain an iterator, whether this iterator yields values, immutable references or mutable references is context dependent and can sometimes be surprising.
  • iter and iter_mut are ad-hoc methods. Their return type is therefore independent of the context, and will conventionally be iterators yielding immutable references and mutable references, respectively

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34733811/what-is-the-difference-between-iter-and-into-iter