Table is a dynamic, compound data type that is designed to be able to
represent any kind of structured data. This is especially useful in cases
where the structure of data can't be precisely known at compile-time.
Values that are indexed by
Keys, both being enums that
define the types that are valid for each use case.
Key tends to be a
limited subset of
Value: some types represented by
hashable, but there aren't many
Key types that wouldn't also make sense
The second, maybe-equally-important data type is the
List, an ordered,
contiguous sequence of values that may be indexed similar to
Table but is
limited to nonnegative integer keys.
Lists are always indexed starting at
zero (0); since they are also contiguous, the range of indices of a
While the crate is named after its
Table data type,
Values are just as
useful, if not more, since they can be tables themselves along with any of
the primitive types. The
Value type is also fully compatible with serde;
it acts as both a (de)serializable and a (de)serializer, meaning it is an
intermediate data format that can be converted to/from other data formats
and to/from other (de)serializables. This makes it useful as a format for
storing arbitrary data from any other format like JSON, YAML, or TOML.
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Structs and utilities offered by the List API.
Structs and utilities offered by the Table API.
Utilities not directly related to the functionality of this crate, but not provided by an upstream crate.
The crate's common error type.
An ordered sequence of value elements.
An unordered collection of key-value pairs.
Defines the types that can be used to index into a table.
Defines the types of data that can be stored in a table.