How to use streams with interfering methods and constructors, and why not use .peek()?

I'll show a simplified example of my problem to help demonstrate it.

let's say I'm trying to convert an old java code to java 8 code for style and parallelization purposes (Which i do).

this is the code:

    public static boolean deleteTester(List<Integer> keys) {
        DHeap dHeap = new DHeap(d, keys.size());
        DHeap_Item[] DHeap_ItemArray = keysListToDHeap_ItemArray(keys);

        for (int i = 0; i < keys.size(); i++) {
            keys.set(i, null);
            if (!someTest(keys, dHeap.getList()))
                return false;
        return true;

There are several issues in the conversion:

  1. I need to check every iteration, so i can't reduce/collect and then check.
  2. I am accessing an array and a data structure object (which the tester is for), meaning it isn't non-interfering, and isn't stateless operation.

Here is my attempt at replacing the for loop:

    return IntStream.range(0, keys.size())
            .peek(idx -> keys.set(idx, null))
            .peek(idx -> dHeap.delete(DHeap_ItemArray[idx]))
            .allMatch(e -> someTest(keys, dHeap.getList()));

which is much shorter and readable, however "breaks the rules" and in result unable to parallel.

So my questions are:

  1. Why am I unable to use .parallal()? (I get a null pointer ex.)
  2. Why shouldn't we use peek()? because in this code i see no other way around it.
  3. What should I do when accessing outside elements?
  4. How should I "transfer" the code to java 8 streams?
  5. What am I missing?

I guess that the answers are intertwined. I just started to learn java 8 so thanks a lot for all the help because I'm really stuck.


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