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keyvalues-parser uses pest to parse VDF text v1 files to an untyped Rust structure to ease manipulation and navigation. The parser provides an untyped Vdf representation as well as a linear TokenStream

The library is primarily used in conjunction with keyvalues-serde which provides a more ergonomic (yet more limiting) means of dealing with VDF text.


Just add the library to your Cargo.toml

keyvalues-parser = "0.1.0"


const LOGIN_USERS_VDF: &str = r#"
        "AccountName"        "ACCOUNT_NAME"
        "PersonaName"        "PERSONA_NAME"
        "RememberPassword"    "1"
        "MostRecent"        "1"
        "Timestamp"        "1234567890"

use keyvalues_parser::Vdf;

fn main() -> Result<(), Box<dyn std::error::Error>> {
    let vdf = Vdf::parse(LOGIN_USERS_VDF)?;



VDF text is drastically underspecified. This leads to the following liberties being taken

  • Not respecting the ordering of key-value pairs, where the pairs are stored in a BTreeMap that sorts the values based on the key
  • Because of limitations in representing sequences, an empty Vec of values will be rendered as a missing keyvalue pair


A set of basic benchmarks can be found in the benches directory

These just test timing and throughput for both parsing and rendering of a fairly typical VDF file


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