[][src]Function memchr::memchr

pub fn memchr(needle: u8, haystack: &[u8]) -> Option<usize>

Search for the first occurrence of a byte in a slice.

This returns the index corresponding to the first occurrence of needle in haystack, or None if one is not found.

While this is operationally the same as something like haystack.iter().position(|&b| b == needle), memchr will use a highly optimized routine that can be up to an order of magnitude faster in some cases.


This shows how to find the first position of a byte in a byte string.

use memchr::memchr;

let haystack = b"the quick brown fox";
assert_eq!(memchr(b'k', haystack), Some(8));