Crate jagged_array [] [src]

This crate provides a jagged array, i.e. a type that is semantically equivalent to Box<[Box<[T]>]>, but implemented with better memory locality and fewer heap allocations.


extern crate jagged_array;
extern crate streaming_iterator;
use std::iter::FromIterator;
use jagged_array::{Jagged2, Jagged2Builder};
use streaming_iterator::StreamingIterator;

// Create a builder object for the array, and append some data.
// Each `extend` call builds another row.
let mut builder = Jagged2Builder::new();
builder.extend(&[1, 2, 3]); // row 0 = [1, 2, 3]
builder.extend(vec![4]);    // row 1 = [4]
builder.extend(&[]);        // row 2 = []
builder.extend(5..7);       // row 3 = [5, 6]

// Finalize the builder into a non-resizable jagged array.
let mut a: Jagged2<u32> = builder.into();
// Alternatively, we could have created the same array from a Vec<Vec<T>> type:
let alt_form = Jagged2::from_iter(vec![
    vec![1, 2, 3],
    vec![5, 6],
assert_eq!(a, alt_form);

// Indexing is done in [row, column] form and supports `get` and `get_mut` variants.
assert_eq!(a[[1, 0]], 4);
*a.get_mut([1, 0]).unwrap() = 11;
assert_eq!(a.get([1, 0]), Some(&11));

// Whole rows can also be accessed and modified
assert_eq!(a.get_row(3), Some(&[5, 6][..]));
a.get_row_mut(3).unwrap()[1] = 11;
// Note that although elements are modifiable, the structure is not;
// items cannot be inserted into rows, nor can new rows be added.

// Iteration via `StreamingIterator`s. See the docs for more detail.
let mut iter =;
while let Some(row) = {
    println!("row: {:?}", row);



2-dimensional jagged array type. It's equivalent to a Box<Box<[mut T]>>, but where all array data is stored contiguously and fewer allocations are performed.


Struct to facilitate building a jagged array row by row.


StreamingIterator implementation for Jagged2. This allows for iteration with some lifetime restrictions on the value returned by next.