Could Dataset be used as an IterableDataset?

I was able to get a Dataset-inheriting class to work with streaming data by effectively just ignoring the index in __getitem__.

class MyDataset(Dataset):
      def __getitem__(idx):
              return self.get_data()

This works, so I’m wondering if there’s any advantage to using IterableDataset?

My data is streaming and doesn’t always have a fixed length.

Depending on whether or not the input is IterableDataset, the DataLoader performs checks to ensure that other settings are compatible with the dataset.

It also makes your intention clear to others who may see your code.