[][src]Crate write_ref

Write-only references.

Many functions in Rust's standard library, such as char::encode_utf8, take a mutable reference that they only ever write to.

This crate provides a way to express this guarantee:

  • WriteRef<T> provides a single method, write. By taking this as a parameter, a function guarantees that it will only ever write to it.
  • WriteSlice<T> works similarly, but it allows writing only to individual elements. This is useful for functions that write to a provided buffer, such as char::encode_utf8.

Most functions should not take a WriteRef or WriteSlice directly; instead, they should take an impl Into<WriteRef<'a, T>> so that callers can pass in a &mut T.



Represents a write-only reference.


Represents a write-only buffer.