[][src]Crate tinyvec

tinyvec provides 100% safe vec-like data structures.

Provided Types

With no features enabled, this crate provides the ArrayVec type, which is an array-backed storage. You can push values into the array and pop them out of the array and so on. If the array is made to overflow it will panic.

Similarly, there is also a SliceVec type available, which is a vec-like that's backed by a slice you provide. You can add and remove elements, but if you overflow the slice it will panic.

With the alloc feature enabled, the crate also has a TinyVec type. This is an enum type which is either an Inline(ArrayVec) or a Heap(Vec). If a TinyVec is Inline and would overflow it automatically transitions itself into being Heap mode instead of a panic.

All of this is done with no unsafe code within the crate. Technically the Vec type from the standard library uses unsafe internally, but this crate introduces no new unsafe code into your project.

The limitation is that the element type of a vec from this crate must support the Default trait. This means that this crate isn't suitable for all situations, but a very surprising number of types do support Default.

Other Features

API

The general goal of the crate is that, as much as possible, the vecs here should be a "drop in" replacement for the standard library Vec type. We strive to provide all of the Vec methods with the same names and signatures. The exception is that the element type of some methods will have a Default bound that's not part of the normal Vec type.

The vecs here also have a few additional methods that aren't on the Vec type. In this case, the names tend to be fairly long so that they are unlikely to clash with any future methods added to Vec.

Stability

Macros

array_vec

Helper to make an ArrayVec.

tiny_vec

Helper to make a TinyVec.

Structs

ArrayVec

An array-backed, vector-like data structure.

ArrayVecDrain

Draining iterator for ArrayVec

ArrayVecIterator

Iterator for consuming an ArrayVec and returning owned elements.

ArrayVecSplice

Splicing iterator for ArrayVec See ArrayVec::splice

SliceVec

A slice-backed vector-like data structure.

SliceVecDrain

Draining iterator for SliceVec

TinyVecSplice

Splicing iterator for TinyVec See TinyVec::splice

TryFromSliceError

The error type returned when a conversion from a slice to an ArrayVec fails.

Enums

TinyVec

A vector that starts inline, but can automatically move to the heap.

TinyVecDrain

Draining iterator for TinyVecDrain

TinyVecIterator

Iterator for consuming an TinyVec and returning owned elements.

Traits

Array

A trait for types that are an array.