As nouns the difference between iterator and cursor
is that iterator
is one which iterates while cursor
is a part of any of several scientific instruments that moves back and forth to indicate a position.
As a verb cursor is
(computing) to navigate by means of the cursor keys.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
One which iterates.
(computing) A method capable of performing the same action on every item in a collection.
* cursour (obsolete)
A part of any of several scientific instruments that moves back and forth to indicate a position
(graphical user interface) A moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device.
(graphical user interface) An indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place. Also referred to as "the caret".
(databases) A reference to a row of data in a table, which moves from row to row as data is retrieved by way of it.
(programming) A design pattern in object oriented methodology in which a collection is iterated uniformly, also known as the iterator pattern.
(computing) To navigate by means of the cursor keys.
* 1990 , InfoWorld (volume 12, number 22, 28 May 1990)
- The only other problem is that there's a nagging tendency for the highlight to overrun when cursoring through file lists.
* electronic display