Grouped expressions

Syntax
GroupedExpression :
   ( InnerAttribute* Expression )

An expression enclosed in parentheses evaluates to the result of the enclosed expression. Parentheses can be used to explicitly specify evaluation order within an expression.

An example of a parenthesized expression:


#![allow(unused_variables)]
fn main() {
let x: i32 = 2 + 3 * 4;
let y: i32 = (2 + 3) * 4;
assert_eq!(x, 14);
assert_eq!(y, 20);
}

An example of a necessary use of parentheses is when calling a function pointer that is a member of a struct:


#![allow(unused_variables)]
fn main() {
struct A {
   f: fn() -> &'static str
}
impl A {
   fn f(&self) -> &'static str {
       "The method f"
   }
}
let a = A{f: || "The field f"};

assert_eq!( a.f (), "The method f");
assert_eq!((a.f)(), "The field f");
}

Group expression attributes

Inner attributes are allowed directly after the opening parenthesis of a group expression in the same expression contexts as attributes on block expressions.