elsa 0.1.0

Append-only collections for Rust where borrows to entries can outlive insertions


This crate is unfinished, please don't use it yet

This crate provides various "Frozen" collections.

These are append-only collections where references to entries can be held on to even across insertions. This is safe because these collections only support storing data that's present behind some indirection -- i.e. String, Vec<T>, Box<T>, etc, and they only yield references to the data behind the allocation (&str, &[T], and &T respectively)

The typical use case is having a global cache of strings or other data which the rest of the program borrows from.

I haven't completely thought out the safety aspects of this, use at your own risk.