These traits are somewhat similar to the
AsMut except that they are NOT
polymorphic (no input type parameter) and their methods always return slices (
The main use case of these traits is writing generic code that accepts (fixed size) buffers. For
example, a bound
T: StableDeref + AsMutSlice<Element = u8> + 'static will accepts types like
&'static mut [u8],
&'static mut [u8; 128] and
&'static mut GenericArray<u8, U1024> – all
of them are appropriate for DMA transfers.
This crate is guaranteed to compile on stable Rust 1.31 and up. It might compile on older versions but that may change in any new patch release.
Something that can be seen as an mutable slice
Something that can be seen as an immutable slice