[][src]Crate rcin

Input crate that mimics c++ cin/ifstream

Rcin is great for prototyping and offers one crucial advantage over the classical BufReader approach. The only methods of BufRead/Read that work with strings are read_to_string and read_line, which can be unusable if a big file consists only of one or a few lines.

In contrast to similar input streams for rust, rcin can extract single characters.

Rcin also includes a static wrapper over stdin


To read from stdin

    use rcin::rin;

    // read any type that implements FromString
    let mut i = rin.read().unwrap_or(2020);
    // c++ style operator overload
    while rin >> &mut i{
        println!("{}", i);
    // read a line

To read a file or any source that implements Read

    use std::fs::File;
    use rcin::RInStream;

    let f = File::open("test.txt").unwrap();
    let mut reader = RInStream::from_file(f); // create RInStream instance
    reader.skip_line();                       // skip first line
    while reader.valid(){                     // no errors from the source
        match reader.read::<i32>(){
            Some(v) => (),
            None => ()

Inner mechanics

The inner stream buffers the source data exactly like BufRead with the same default buffer size, but then tries to extract valid utf8 chars from the byte sequence.

Utf8 offers many whitespaces, however the most used ones consist only of a single byte(tab, space, ...). If any further versions will exist, they might leave out support for uncommon whitespaces, to speed up the parsing process and use the builtin utf8 parser. This also means that such streams won't be able to read the data char by char efficiently.



Stateless wrapper around stdin stream


Stream based on a source


Global stdin stream instance