[][src]Crate enum_future

This crate contains a simple macro for creating Future-implementing enums containing futures.

It can be used as an alternative to futures::Either if more than two variants are desired or if one wants to give them more meaningful names. The enum is generic, in order to allow use with complicated or unname-able types (combinators, closures, impl Future).

This macro doesn't allow for creating pub enums, documenting them or deriving any other trait. This should be fine in most cases, as it's intended to be used mainly in match expressions returning different futures.

Derive macro would certainly provide more flexibility, but it'd also be more complicated and this simple macro solves my problem. If anyone is interested in contributing proc macro version, I'd be very happy to merge a PR!

This crate is no_std and pre-2018-compatible, since it doesn't need anything fancy from neither std nor 2018 edition.


extern crate enum_future;

use enum_future::futures::future::{Future, ok, err};

fn make_future(input: u64) -> impl Future<Item=bool, Error=&'static str> {
    enum_future!(Ret, Zero, One, Other);

    match input {
        0 => Ret::Zero(ok(false)),
        1 => Ret::One(ok(true)),
        _ => Ret::Other(err("Invalid input")),

fn main() {
    assert_eq!(make_future(42).wait(), Err("Invalid input"));


pub extern crate futures;



Creates a generic enum of type $name with variants $first, $($other,)*, each containing a single value of possibly different type. The enum implements Future by delegating to the value of appropriate variant.