pub enum Never {}
Expand description

A type that can never be (safely) initialized. This is temporary, until never is accepted into stable rust.

Example

trait Something {
    type Error;

    fn do_something(&self) -> Result<(), Self::Error>;
}

struct SomethingImpl;

impl Something for SomethingImpl {
    type Error = Never; // We never have an error

    fn do_something(&self) -> Result<(), Self::Error> {
        // implementation that never fails
        Ok(())
    }
}

the size of Never is 0

assert_eq!(std::mem::size_of::<Never>(), 0);
// the size is still zero. because () is size 0.
assert_eq!(std::mem::size_of::<Result<(), Never>>(), 0);
assert_eq!(std::mem::size_of::<Result<u8, Never>>(), 1);

Trait Implementations

Returns a copy of the value. Read more

Performs copy-assignment from source. Read more

Formats the value using the given formatter. Read more

Deserialize this value from the given Serde deserializer. Read more

Formats the value using the given formatter. Read more

The lower-level source of this error, if any. Read more

🔬 This is a nightly-only experimental API. (backtrace)

Returns a stack backtrace, if available, of where this error occurred. Read more

👎 Deprecated since 1.42.0:

use the Display impl or to_string()

👎 Deprecated since 1.33.0:

replaced by Error::source, which can support downcasting

Feeds this value into the given Hasher. Read more

Feeds a slice of this type into the given Hasher. Read more

This method returns an Ordering between self and other. Read more

Compares and returns the maximum of two values. Read more

Compares and returns the minimum of two values. Read more

Restrict a value to a certain interval. Read more

This method tests for self and other values to be equal, and is used by ==. Read more

This method tests for !=.

This method returns an ordering between self and other values if one exists. Read more

This method tests less than (for self and other) and is used by the < operator. Read more

This method tests less than or equal to (for self and other) and is used by the <= operator. Read more

This method tests greater than (for self and other) and is used by the > operator. Read more

This method tests greater than or equal to (for self and other) and is used by the >= operator. Read more

Serialize this value into the given Serde serializer. Read more

Auto Trait Implementations

Blanket Implementations

Gets the TypeId of self. Read more

Immutably borrows from an owned value. Read more

Mutably borrows from an owned value. Read more

Returns the argument unchanged.

Calls U::from(self).

That is, this conversion is whatever the implementation of From<T> for U chooses to do.

The alignment of pointer.

The type for initializers.

Initializes a with the given initializer. Read more

Dereferences the given pointer. Read more

Mutably dereferences the given pointer. Read more

Drops the object pointed to by the given pointer. Read more

Should always be Self

The inverse inclusion map: attempts to construct self from the equivalent element of its superset. Read more

Checks if self is actually part of its subset T (and can be converted to it).

Use with care! Same as self.to_subset but without any property checks. Always succeeds.

The inclusion map: converts self to the equivalent element of its superset.

The resulting type after obtaining ownership.

Creates owned data from borrowed data, usually by cloning. Read more

🔬 This is a nightly-only experimental API. (toowned_clone_into)

Uses borrowed data to replace owned data, usually by cloning. Read more

Converts the given value to a String. Read more

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.

Performs the conversion.

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.

Performs the conversion.