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Rust Standard Library Cookbook

By : Jan Hohenheim, Daniel Durante
Book Image

Rust Standard Library Cookbook

By: Jan Hohenheim, Daniel Durante

Overview of this book

Mozilla’s Rust is gaining much attention with amazing features and a powerful library. This book will take you through varied recipes to teach you how to leverage the Standard library to implement efficient solutions. The book begins with a brief look at the basic modules of the Standard library and collections. From here, the recipes will cover packages that support file/directory handling and interaction through parsing. You will learn about packages related to advanced data structures, error handling, and networking. You will also learn to work with futures and experimental nightly features. The book also covers the most relevant external crates in Rust. By the end of the book, you will be proficient at using the Rust Standard library.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Using a HashSet

The best way to describe a HashSet is by describing how it's implemented: HashMap<K, ()>. It's just a HashMap without any values!

The two best reasons to choose a HashSet are:

  • You don't want to deal with duplicate values at all, as it doesn't even include them.
  • You plan on doing a lot (and I mean a lot) of item lookup - that is the question, Does my collection contain this particular item?. In a vector, this is done in , while a HashSet can do it in .