Crate token_cell

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This library provides an alternative to ghost-cell which uses concrete types instead of lifetimes for branding.

This allows a more convenient usage, where cells and tokens can be constructed independently, with the same compile-time guarantees as ghost-cell. The trade-off for this arguably more convenient usage and arguably easier to understand branding method is that tokens, while zero-sized if made correctly, must be guaranteed to be constructable only if no other instance exists.

To this end, this crate provides the [generate_token] macro, which will create a ZST which can only be constructed using [TokenTrait::aquire], which is generated to guarantee no other token exists before returning the token. This is done by checking a static AtomicBool flag, which is the only runtime cost of these tokens.


  • pub use crate::macros::token;