Trait core::fmt::Pointer

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pub trait Pointer {
    // Required method
    fn fmt(&self, f: &mut Formatter<'_>) -> Result;
Expand description

p formatting.

The Pointer trait should format its output as a memory location. This is commonly presented as hexadecimal.

For more information on formatters, see the module-level documentation.


Basic usage with &i32:

let x = &42;

let address = format!("{x:p}"); // this produces something like '0x7f06092ac6d0'

Implementing Pointer on a type:

use std::fmt;

struct Length(i32);

impl fmt::Pointer for Length {
    fn fmt(&self, f: &mut fmt::Formatter<'_>) -> fmt::Result {
        // use `as` to convert to a `*const T`, which implements Pointer, which we can use

        let ptr = self as *const Self;
        fmt::Pointer::fmt(&ptr, f)

let l = Length(42);

println!("l is in memory here: {l:p}");

let l_ptr = format!("{l:018p}");
assert_eq!(l_ptr.len(), 18);
assert_eq!(&l_ptr[..2], "0x");

Required Methods§

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fn fmt(&self, f: &mut Formatter<'_>) -> Result

Formats the value using the given formatter.


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impl<F: FnPtr> Pointer for F

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impl<Ptr: Pointer> Pointer for Pin<Ptr>

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impl<T> Pointer for AtomicPtr<T>

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impl<T: ?Sized> Pointer for *const T

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impl<T: ?Sized> Pointer for *mut T

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impl<T: ?Sized> Pointer for &T

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impl<T: ?Sized> Pointer for &mut T

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impl<T: ?Sized> Pointer for NonNull<T>