[][src]Crate futures_jsonrpc

Futures + JSON-RPC

A lightweight remote procedure call protocol. It is designed to be simple! And, with futures, even more flexible!

This crate will associate Futures with method signatures via register_method, and parse/handle JSON-RPC messages via handle_message.

It is fully compliant with JSON-RPC 2.0 Specification.


Add this to your Cargo.toml:

futures_jsonrpc = "0.2"

Minimal example

use futures_jsonrpc::futures::prelude::*;
use futures_jsonrpc::*;
use serde_json::Number;

// This macro will avoid some boilerplating, leaving only the `Future` implementation to be done
// Check for additional information in the detailed explanation below
// Also, check `generate_method_with_data_and_future` and `generate_method_with_lifetime_data_and_future`
    impl Future for CopyParams {
        type Item = Option<JrpcResponse>;
        type Error = ErrorVariant;

        fn poll(&mut self) -> Result<Async<Self::Item>, Self::Error> {
            let request = self.get_request()?;
            let params = request.get_params().clone().unwrap_or(JsonValue::Null);

            let message = JrpcResponseParam::generate_result(params)
                .and_then(|result| request.generate_response(result))?;


fn main() {
    // `JrpcHandler` instance is responsible for registering the JSON-RPC methods and receiving the
    // requests.
    // This is full `Arc`/`RwLock` protected. Therefore, it can be freely copied/sent among
    // threads.
    let handler = JrpcHandler::new().unwrap();

        // `register_method` will tie the method signature to an instance, not a generic. This
        // means we can freely mutate this instance across different signatures.
        .register_method("some/copyParams", CopyParams::new().unwrap())

        .and_then(|h| {
            // `handle_message` will receive a raw implementation of `ToString` and return the
            // associated future. If no future is found, an instance of
            // `Err(ErrorVariant::MethodSignatureNotFound(String))` is returned
                    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
                    "method": "some/copyParams",
                    "params": [42, 23],
                    "id": 531

        // Just waiting for the poll of future. Check futures documentation.
        .and_then(|future| future.wait())
        .and_then(|result| {
            // The result is an instance of `JrpcResponse`
            let result = result.unwrap();

            assert_eq!(result.get_jsonrpc(), "2.0");
            assert_eq!(result.get_id(), &JsonValue::Number(Number::from(531)));

Detailed explanation

use futures_jsonrpc::futures::prelude::*;
use futures_jsonrpc::*;
use std::marker::PhantomData;

// `JrpcHandler` use foreign structures as controllers
// This example will reflect `generate_method_with_lifetime_data_and_future` macro
#[derive(Debug, Clone)]
pub struct CopyParams<'r> {
    request: Option<JrpcRequest>,
    data: (String, i32, PhantomData<&'r ()>),

// This implementation is essentially some boilerplate to hold the data that may be used by the
// future poll
impl<'r> CopyParams<'r> {
    // The `new` method will always receive a n-tuple as parameter to store data
    // It is recommended to use atomic types, or `Arc` protected for heavy data. At every request,
    // we `Clone` this struct to send it to the responsible thread
    pub fn new(data: (String, i32, PhantomData<&'r ()>)) -> Result<Self, ErrorVariant> {
        let request = None;
        let some_notification = CopyParams { request, data };

    // The `get_data` will support the future poll with additional information that will not be
    // available in the JsonRpc request
    pub fn get_data(&self) -> &(String, i32, PhantomData<&'r ()>) {

    // The `get_request` method will return the JsonRpc request to the future poll
    pub fn get_request(&self) -> Result<JrpcRequest, ErrorVariant> {
        let request = self.request.clone();
            .map(|r| Ok(r.clone()))

    // This method is of internal usage to receive the request from `JrpcHandler`
    pub fn set_request(mut self, request: JrpcRequest) -> Result<Self, ErrorVariant> {
        self.request = Some(request);

    // This "fork" will be performed every time a new request is received, allowing async
    // processing
    pub fn clone_with_request(&self, request: JrpcRequest) -> Result<Self, ErrorVariant> {

// `JrpcHandler` will just return a pollable associated future.
// The main implementation will go here
// Tokio provides very good documentation on futures. Check it: https://tokio.rs/
impl<'r> Future for CopyParams<'r> {
    // Optimally, we want to use JrpcResponse, for it is guaranteed to respect the JSON-RPC
    // specification. But, we can change the response here to something else, if required.
    type Item = Option<JrpcResponse>;
    type Error = ErrorVariant;

    fn poll(&mut self) -> Result<Async<Self::Item>, Self::Error> {
        // We fetch the provided request to copy the data
        let request = self.get_request()?;

        // Here we can receive additional that that's not available in the request
        let (_text, _value, _) = self.get_data();

        // Do something with the request
        // In this example, we are copying the parameters
        let params = request.get_params().clone().unwrap_or(JsonValue::Null);

        // `generate_response` will receive an enum `JrpcResponseParam` and reply
        // with either an error or success.
        let message = JrpcResponseParam::generate_result(params)
            .and_then(|result| request.generate_response(result))?;

        // Then, our reply is ready

// The handler will call this trait to spawn a new future and process it when a registered method
// is requested.
impl<'r> JrpcMethodTrait<'r> for CopyParams<'r> {
    // `generate_future` can generate any `Future` that respects the trait signature. This can be a
    // foreign structure, or just a copy of `self`, in case it implements `Future`. This can also
    // be a decision based on the received `JrpcRequest`.
    // Since its not a reference, there are no restrictions.
    fn generate_future(
        request: JrpcRequest,
    ) -> Result<Box<'r + Future<Item = Option<JrpcResponse>, Error = ErrorVariant>>, ErrorVariant>


pub use crate::handler::JrpcHandler;
pub use crate::method::JrpcMethodTrait;
pub use crate::parser::JrpcError;
pub use crate::parser::JrpcErrorEnum;
pub use crate::parser::JrpcRequest;
pub use crate::parser::JrpcResponse;
pub use crate::parser::JrpcResponseParam;
pub use futures;







This type represents all possible errors that can occur when serializing or deserializing JSON data.



Represents any valid JSON value.