Type Alias rustc_errors::PErr

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pub type PErr<'a> = DiagnosticBuilder<'a>;

Aliased Type§

struct PErr<'a> {
    pub dcx: &'a DiagCtxt,
    diag: Option<Box<Diagnostic>>,
    _marker: PhantomData<ErrorGuaranteed>,


§dcx: &'a DiagCtxt§diag: Option<Box<Diagnostic>>

Why the Option? It is always Some until the DiagnosticBuilder is consumed via emit, cancel, etc. At that point it is consumed and replaced with None. Then drop checks that it is None; if not, it panics because a diagnostic was built but not used.

Why the Box? Diagnostic is a large type, and DiagnosticBuilder is often used as a return value, especially within the frequently-used PResult type. In theory, return value optimization (RVO) should avoid unnecessary copying. In practice, it does not (at the time of writing).

§_marker: PhantomData<ErrorGuaranteed>


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