fn check_item<'tcx>(tcx: TyCtxt<'tcx>, item: &'tcx Item<'tcx>)
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Checks that the field types (in a struct def’n) or argument types (in an enum def’n) are well-formed, meaning that they do not require any constraints not declared in the struct definition itself. For example, this definition would be illegal:

struct Ref<'a, T> { x: &'a T }

because the type did not declare that T:'a.

We do this check as a pre-pass before checking fn bodies because if these constraints are not included it frequently leads to confusing errors in fn bodies. So it’s better to check the types first.