[][src]Trait syn::ext::IdentExt

pub trait IdentExt: Sized + Sealed {
    const peek_any: PeekFn;

    fn parse_any(input: ParseStream) -> Result<Self>;
fn unraw(&self) -> Ident; }

Additional methods for Ident not provided by proc-macro2 or libproc_macro.

This trait is sealed and cannot be implemented for types outside of Syn. It is implemented only for proc_macro2::Ident.

This trait is available if Syn is built with the "parsing" feature.

Associated Constants

const peek_any: PeekFn

Peeks any identifier including keywords. Usage: input.peek(Ident::peek_any)

This is different from input.peek(Ident) which only returns true in the case of an ident which is not a Rust keyword.

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Required methods

fn parse_any(input: ParseStream) -> Result<Self>

Parses any identifier including keywords.

This is useful when parsing macro input which allows Rust keywords as identifiers.


use syn::{Error, Ident, Result, Token};
use syn::ext::IdentExt;
use syn::parse::ParseStream;

mod kw {

// Parses input that looks like `name = NAME` where `NAME` can be
// any identifier.
// Examples:
//     name = anything
//     name = impl
fn parse_dsl(input: ParseStream) -> Result<Ident> {
    let name = input.call(Ident::parse_any)?;

fn unraw(&self) -> Ident

Strips the raw marker r#, if any, from the beginning of an ident.

  • unraw(x) = x
  • unraw(move) = move
  • unraw(r#move) = move


In the case of interop with other languages like Python that have a different set of keywords than Rust, we might come across macro input that involves raw identifiers to refer to ordinary variables in the other language with a name that happens to be a Rust keyword.

The function below appends an identifier from the caller's input onto a fixed prefix. Without using unraw(), this would tend to produce invalid identifiers like __pyo3_get_r#move.

use proc_macro2::Span;
use syn::Ident;
use syn::ext::IdentExt;

fn ident_for_getter(variable: &Ident) -> Ident {
    let getter = format!("__pyo3_get_{}", variable.unraw());
    Ident::new(&getter, Span::call_site())
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impl IdentExt for Ident[src]

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