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app fix-getters-def

Fix getters definition by removing the get prefix when applicable

4 releases

0.3.2 May 31, 2021
0.3.1 May 3, 2021
0.3.0 Apr 20, 2021
0.2.1 Apr 11, 2021

#2054 in Development tools


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This package is a tool to fix getters definitions by removing the get prefix according to rules. It also inserts a [doc(alias = "get_field")] attribute where necessary so that the new name for the getter can be retrieved from the documentations by searching for previous name.

See the workspace documentation for more details on fix-getters.


You can install fix-getters-def using cargo, which allows invoking the tool as a regular command.

From crates.io

cargo install fix-getters-def

From source

cargo install --path fix-def


Default invocation

Warning: by default, fix-getters-def will overwrite existing files. See below if you want to check the output in a separate directory.

This will fix the project in current directory:

cargo fmt

Note that the call sites won't be changed. Use fix-calls for that.

If you wish to test the result first, run:

fix-getters-def _PROJECT_PATH_ _OUTPUT_PATH_

The project files won't be changed: modified files will be generated under _OUTPUT_PATH_. Note however that only the modified files are generated, so you won't be able to run cargo fmt.

Conservative get function identification

Use the --conservative option (short -c) if you prefer applying a conservative approach based on the get function signature. By default, all get functions are renamed.

See the workspace documentation for more details on the conservative identification mode.

doc alias attributes

By default, fix-getters-def adds a doc alias attribute with the original name for the renamed functions.

Use the --no-doc-aliases option (short -n) if you don't want to generate the doc alias attributes.

Prior to version 0.3.1, doc aliases were added only if the --doc-alias option (short -d) was provided. This option is now deprecated and will be removed in the next major version.


To uninstall, use:

cargo uninstall fix-getters-def


This crate is licensed under either of

at your option.


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