Trait std::fmt::Pointer1.0.0 [] [src]

pub trait Pointer {
    fn fmt(&self, f: &mut Formatter) -> Result<(), Error>;

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!("{:p}", x); // this produces something like '0x7f06092ac6d0'Run

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

        write!(f, "{:p}", self as *const Length)

let l = Length(42);

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

Required Methods

Formats the value using the given formatter.