smol_str 0.1.4

small-string optimized stirng type with O(1) clone


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A SmolStr is a string type that has the following properties

  • size_of::<SmolStr>() == size_of::<String>()
  • Strings up to 22 bytes long do not use heap allocations
  • Runs of \n and space symbols (typical whitespace pattern of indentation in programming laguages) do not use heap allocations
  • Clone is O(1)

Unlike String, however, SmolStr is immutable. The primary use-case for SmolStr is a good enough default storage for tokens of typical programming languages. A specialized interner might be a better solution for some use-cases.

Intenrally, SmolStr is roughly an enum { Heap<Arc<str>>, Inline([u8; 22]) }.