[][src]Trait urid::UriBound

pub unsafe trait UriBound {
    const URI: &'static [u8];
    fn uri() -> &'static Uri { ... }

A trait for types that can be identified by a URI.

Every type that can be identified by a URI implements this trait. In most cases, you can use the uri attribute to implement UriBound safely and quickly:

use urid::*;

// Defining the struct
pub struct MyStruct {
    a: f32,

// Retrieving the URI
assert_eq!("urn:urid-example:my-struct", MyStruct::uri().to_str().unwrap());

However, in some cases, you need to implement UriBound manually, for example if the URI comes from a generated sys crate:

use urid::*;

// This URI is part of a generated `UriBound` crate:
const A_FANCY_URI: &'static [u8] = b"urn:urid-example:fancy-uri\0";

// This struct is part of a safe wrapper crate:
struct FancyStruct {
    _fancy_content: f32,

unsafe impl UriBound for FancyStruct {
    const URI: &'static [u8] = A_FANCY_URI;

assert_eq!("urn:urid-example:fancy-uri", FancyStruct::uri().to_str().unwrap())


The URI constant has to contain a null terminator (The \0 character at the end), which is used by C programs to determine the end of the string. If you omit it, other parts of your program may violate memory access rules, which is considered undefined behaviour. Since this can not be statically checked by the compiler, this trait is unsafe to implement manually.

Associated Constants

const URI: &'static [u8]

The URI of the type, safed as a byte slice

Currently, there is no way to express a CStr in a constant way. Therefore, the URI has to be stored as a null-terminated byte slice.

The slice must be a valid URI and must have the null character, expressed as \0, at the end. Otherwise, other code might produce a segmentation fault or read a faulty URI while looking for the null character.

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Provided methods

fn uri() -> &'static Uri

Construct a CStr reference to the URI.

Assuming that URI is correct, this method constructs a CStr reference from the byte slice referenced by URI.

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