#parse #dump #serialize #deserialize #stringify


A Gura configuration language serializer/deserializer for Rust

11 releases (4 breaking)

0.5.0 Nov 25, 2021
0.4.2 Sep 14, 2021
0.3.4 Aug 12, 2021
0.2.0 Jul 27, 2021
0.1.0 Jul 15, 2021

#208 in Encoding

25 downloads per month
Used in serde_gura

MIT license

1.5K SLoC

Gura Rust parser


IMPORTANT: if you need to use Gura in a more user-friendly way, you have at your disposal Serde Gura which allows you to perform Serialization/Deserialization with ease.

This repository contains the implementation of a Gura (compliant with version 1.0.0) format parser for Rust lang.

Documentation - Cargo


Add the dependency to your Cargo.toml:

gura = "0.5.0"


use gura::{dump, parse, GuraType};

fn main() {
    let gura_string = r##"
# This is a Gura document.
title: "Gura Example"

    username: "Stephen"
    pass: "Hawking"

# Line breaks are OK when inside arrays
hosts: [

    // Parse: transforms a Gura string into a dictionary
    let parsed = parse(&gura_string).unwrap();

    // Debug and Display
    // println!("{:#?}", parsed);
    // println!("{}", parsed);

    // Access a specific field
    println!("Title -> {}", parsed["title"]);

    // Iterate over structure
    if let GuraType::Array(hosts) = &parsed["hosts"] {
        for host in hosts.iter() {
            println!("Host -> {}", *host);

    // Dump: transforms a dictionary into a Gura string
    let string_again = dump(&parsed);
    println!("\n+++++ Dump result +++++");
    println!("{}", string_again);


All kind of contribution is welcome! If you want to contribute just:

  1. Fork this repository.
  2. Create a new branch and introduce there your new changes.
  3. Make a Pull Request!

Or you can join to our community in Discord!


To run all the tests: cargo test


This repository is distributed under the terms of the MIT license.


~65K SLoC