Module syn::token

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Tokens representing Rust punctuation, keywords, and delimiters.

The type names in this module can be difficult to keep straight, so we prefer to use the Token! macro instead. This is a type-macro that expands to the token type of the given token.


The ItemStatic syntax tree node is defined like this.

pub struct ItemStatic {
    pub attrs: Vec<Attribute>,
    pub vis: Visibility,
    pub static_token: Token![static],
    pub mutability: Option<Token![mut]>,
    pub ident: Ident,
    pub colon_token: Token![:],
    pub ty: Box<Type>,
    pub eq_token: Token![=],
    pub expr: Box<Expr>,
    pub semi_token: Token![;],


Keywords and punctuation can be parsed through the ParseStream::parse method. Delimiter tokens are parsed using the parenthesized!, bracketed! and braced! macros.

use syn::{Attribute, Result};
use syn::parse::{Parse, ParseStream};

// Parse the ItemStatic struct shown above.
impl Parse for ItemStatic {
    fn parse(input: ParseStream) -> Result<Self> {
        Ok(ItemStatic {
            vis: input.parse()?,
            static_token: input.parse()?,
            mutability: input.parse()?,
            ident: input.parse()?,
            colon_token: input.parse()?,
            ty: input.parse()?,
            eq_token: input.parse()?,
            expr: input.parse()?,
            semi_token: input.parse()?,

Other operations

Every keyword and punctuation token supports the following operations.

  • Peekinginput.peek(Token![...])

  • Parsinginput.parse::<Token![...]>()?

  • Printingquote!( ... #the_token ... )

  • Construction from a Spanlet the_token = Token![...](sp)

  • Field access to its span — let sp = the_token.span



  • Marker trait for types that represent single tokens.