rawpointer 0.2.1

Extra methods for raw pointers and `NonNull<T>`. For example `.post_inc()` and `.pre_dec()` (c.f. `ptr++` and `--ptr`), `offset` and `add` for `NonNull<T>`, and the function `ptrdistance`.

Rawpointer adds extra utility methods to raw pointers *const T, *mut T and NonNull<T>.

Features include:

  • Strided offsets - .stride_offset(stride, index) make it easy to compute pointer offsets where the index is unsigned and the stride is signed.

  • Offsetting methods in general for NonNull, since it does not have these from libcore

  • Post- and preincrement and post- and predecrement methods

  • For p++ use p.post_inc().

  • For ++p use p.pre_inc().

  • For p-- use p.post_dec().

  • For --p use p.pre_dec().

use rawpointer::PointerExt;

unsafe {
// In this example:
// Use .post_inc() to iterate and overwrite the first four
// elements of the array.

let mut xs = [0; 16];
let mut ptr = xs.as_mut_ptr();
let end = ptr.offset(4);
let mut i = 0;
while ptr != end {
*ptr.post_inc() = i;
i += 1;
assert_eq!(&xs[..8], &[0, 1, 2, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0]);


See the Rust [core::ptr] documentation for more information.

Rust Version

This version of the crate requires Rust 1.26 or later