[][src]Crate bumpy_vector


A vector-like object where elements can be larger than one item. We use this primarily to represent objects in a binary that are made up of one or more bytes.


h2gb is a tool for analyzing binary files. Importantly, a binary file is a series of objects, each of which take up some number of bytes. We need a datatype to represent this unusual requirement, hence coming up with BumpyVector!


Instantiate with a maximum size, then use somewhat like a vector:

use bumpy_vector::{BumpyEntry, BumpyVector};

// Instantiate with a maximum size of 100 and a type of String
let mut v: BumpyVector<String> = BumpyVector::new(100);

// Create a 10-byte entry at the start
let entry: BumpyEntry<String> = BumpyEntry {
  entry: String::from("hello"),
  size: 10,
  index: 0,

// Insert it into the BumpyVector

// Create another entry, this time from a tuple, that overlaps the first
let entry: BumpyEntry<String> = (String::from("error"), 1, 5).into();

// Create an entry that's off the end of the object
let entry: BumpyEntry<String> = (String::from("error"), 1000, 5).into();

// There is still one entry in this vector
assert_eq!(1, v.len());

Serialize / deserialize

When installed with the 'serialize' feature:

bumpy_vector = { version = "~0.0.0", features = ["serialize"] }

Serialization support using serde is enabled. The BumpyVector can be serialized with any of the serializers that Serde supports, such as ron:

This example is not tested
use bumpy_vector::BumpyVector;

// Assumes "serialize" feature is enabled: `bumpy_vector = { features = ["serialize"] }`
fn main() {
    let mut h: BumpyVector<String> = BumpyVector::new(10);
    h.insert((String::from("a"), 1, 2).into()).unwrap();

    // Serialize
    let serialized = ron::ser::to_string(&h).unwrap();

    // Deserialize
    let h: BumpyVector<String> = ron::de::from_str(&serialized).unwrap();



Represents a single entry.


Represents an instance of a Bumpy Vector