Difference on Iterator predicate bounds


The predicate bound of Iterator::find is P: FnMut(&Self::Item) -> bool, and of Iterator::position is P: FnMut(Self::Item) -> bool. Note that in the second case there is no & on Self::Item. Is there a reason for this difference?


find has to return the element, which means it can’t consume any elements, which means it has to pass a borrow to the closure.

position doesn’t need to return the element, so it can consume elements, so it doesn’t have to pass a borrow to the closure.