#events #dispatcher


Dispatcher for Rust, broadcast and subscribe many to many

4 releases

Uses old Rust 2015

0.1.0 Nov 9, 2015
0.0.5 Aug 26, 2015
0.0.4 Jul 2, 2015
0.0.3 Jun 15, 2015

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Rust Dispatcher

The Dispatcher allows you to send messages from multiple broadcasters to multiple receivers. When a lot of messages get passed around a threaded application, centralizing where messages flow through can create much wanted oversight.

The types of messages that get passed around are strongly typed, required by you to setup, and the messages themselves are strings.


Add to your Cargo.toml

rdispatcher = "*"

And run cargo install


A simple example:

  let mut dispatcher = Dispatcher::new();
  let sub = TestSubscriber::new();
  let mut brd = TestBroadcaster::new();
  dispatcher.register_broadcaster(&mut brd);
  dispatcher.register_subscriber(&sub, OutgoingMessage);


  brd.broadcast(OutgoingMessage, "Hello world!".to_string());
  let message = sub.receiver.recv().unwrap();
  assert_eq!(message.dispatch_type, OutgoingMessage);
  assert_eq!(message.payload, "Hello world!");

For several full examples, checkout the tests in lib.rs


  • Currently the DispatchType (I prefer using an enum for it) is cast to a string using Debug. This is legacy and should just use Hash. If you have a custom Debug for your your enum, you might get unexpected results. Resolved
  • Complex enums (i.e. SomethingComplex(String)) currently do not work as the dispatch type and will yield weird results.

No runtime deps