zerocopy 0.2.8

Utilities for zero-copy parsing and serialization
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Utilities for safe zero-copy parsing and serialization.

This crate provides utilities which make it easy to perform zero-copy parsing and serialization by allowing zero-copy conversion to/from byte slices.

This is enabled by three core marker traits, each of which can be derived (e.g., #[derive(FromBytes)]):

  • [FromBytes] indicates that a type may safely be converted from an arbitrary byte sequence
  • [AsBytes] indicates that a type may safely be converted to a byte sequence
  • [Unaligned] indicates that a type's alignment requirement is 1

Types which implement a subset of these traits can then be converted to/from byte sequences with little to no runtime overhead.

Note that these traits are ignorant of byte order. For byte order-aware types, see the [byteorder] module.