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fluid-let implements dynamically scoped variables.

Dynamic or fluid variables are a handy way to define global configuration values. They come from the Lisp family of languages where they are relatively popular for this use case.


Add this to your Cargo.toml:

fluid-let = "1"

You can declare global dynamic variables using fluid_let! macro. Suppose you want to have a configurable Debug implementation for your hashes, controlling whether to print out the whole hash or a truncated version:

use fluid_let::fluid_let;

fluid_let!(pub static DEBUG_FULL_HASH: bool);

Enable full print out using the fluid_set! macro. Assignments to dynamic variables are effective for a certain dynamic scope. In this case, while the function is being executed:

use fluid_let::fluid_set;

fn some_important_function() {
    fluid_set!(DEBUG_FULL_HASH, &true);

    // Hashes will be printed out with full precision in this function
    // as well as in all functions that it calls.

And here is how you can implement Debug that uses dynamic configuration:

impl fmt::Debug for Hash {
    fn fmt(&self, f: &mut fmt::Formatter) -> fmt::Result {
        let full = DEBUG_FULL_HASH.copied().unwrap_or(false);

        write!(f, "Hash(")?;
        if full {
            for byte in &self.value {
                write!(f, "{:02X}", byte)?;
        } else {
            for byte in &self.value[..4] {
                write!(f, "{:02X}", byte)?;
            write!(f, "...")?;
        write!(f, ")")

Here we print either the full value of the hash, or a truncated version, based on whether debugging mode has been enabled by the caller or not.


The code is licensed under MIT license (see LICENSE).

No runtime deps


  • static-init