Function std::any::type_name_of_val

1.76.0 (const: unstable) · source ·
pub fn type_name_of_val<T>(_val: &T) -> &'static str
where T: ?Sized,
Expand description

Returns the type name of the pointed-to value as a string slice.

This is the same as type_name::<T>(), but can be used where the type of a variable is not easily available.


Like type_name, this is intended for diagnostic use and the exact output is not guaranteed. It provides a best-effort description, but the output may change between versions of the compiler.

In short: use this for debugging, avoid using the output to affect program behavior. More information is available at type_name.

Additionally, this function does not resolve trait objects. This means that type_name_of_val(&7u32 as &dyn Debug) may return "dyn Debug", but will not return "u32" at this time.


Prints the default integer and float types.

use std::any::type_name_of_val;

let s = "foo";
let x: i32 = 1;
let y: f32 = 1.0;