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Mastering Rust. - Second Edition

By : Rahul Sharma
Book Image

Mastering Rust. - Second Edition

By: Rahul Sharma

Overview of this book

Rust is an empowering language that provides a rare combination of safety, speed, and zero-cost abstractions. Mastering Rust – Second Edition is filled with clear and simple explanations of the language features along with real-world examples, showing you how you can build robust, scalable, and reliable programs. This second edition of the book improves upon the previous one and touches on all aspects that make Rust a great language. We have included the features from latest Rust 2018 edition such as the new module system, the smarter compiler, helpful error messages, and the stable procedural macros. You’ll learn how Rust can be used for systems programming, network programming, and even on the web. You’ll also learn techniques such as writing memory-safe code, building idiomatic Rust libraries, writing efficient asynchronous networking code, and advanced macros. The book contains a mix of theory and hands-on tasks so you acquire the skills as well as the knowledge, and it also provides exercises to hammer the concepts in. After reading this book, you will be able to implement Rust for your enterprise projects, write better tests and documentation, design for performance, and write idiomatic Rust code.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Built-in macros in the standard library

Apart from println!, there are other useful macros in the standard library that are implemented using the macro_rules! macro. Knowing about them will help us appreciate the places and situations where using a macro is a cleaner solution, while not sacrificing readability.

Some of these macros are as follows:

  • dbg!: This allows you to print the value of expressions with their values. This macro moves whatever is passed to it, so if you only want to give read access to their types, you need to pass a reference to this macro instead. It's quite handy as a tracing macro for expressions during runtime.
  • compile_error!: This macro can be used to report an error from code at compile time. This is a handy macro to use when you are building your own macro and want to report any syntactic or semantic errors to the user.
  • concat!: This macro can...