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type_hash

Generate a hash for a Rust type. The primary use-case for this crate is for detecting differences in message types between versions of a crate. The TypeHash trait is implemented for most built-in types and a derive macro is provided, for implementing it for your own types

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type_hash

Generate a hash for a Rust type.

The primary use-case for this crate is for detecting differences in message types between versions of a crate.

The TypeHash trait is implemented for most built-in types and a derive macro is provided, for implementing it for your own types.

Examples

use type_hash::TypeHash;

#[derive(TypeHash)]
pub enum Message {
    LaunchMissiles { destination: String },
    CancelMissiles,
}

fn main() {
    let hash = Message::type_hash();
    // this will only change if the type definition changes
    assert_eq!(hash, 11652809455620829461);
}

Customising derived TypeHash implementations

#[type_hash(foreign_type)]

If a struct field has a foreign type that does not implement TypeHash, you can mark it as a foreign type and the derive TypeHash implementation will use the name of the type in the hash instead. You need to be a little bit careful here because a change in the third party crate could change your type in an undetectable way.

#[derive(TypeHash)]
pub struct MyStruct {
    #[type_hash(foreign_type)]
    data: ArrayVec<[u16; 7]>
}

#[type_hash(skip)]

Skip a field, so it is not part of the hash.

#[derive(TypeHash)]
pub struct MyStruct {
    #[type_hash(skip)]
    not_important: Vec<i64>,
}

#[type_hash(as = "...")]

Hash a field as if it had a different type. This allows you to change the type of a field to a different type that is still compatible for your application, without affecting the hash.

#[derive(TypeHash)]
pub struct MyStruct {
    #[type_hash(as = "HashSet<i64>")]
    numbers: BTreeSet<i64>,
}

Dependencies

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