Trait std::str::FromStr

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pub trait FromStr {
    type Err;

    fn from_str(s: &str) -> Result<Self, Self::Err>;
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Parse a value from a string

FromStr’s from_str method is often used implicitly, through str’s parse method. See parse’s documentation for examples.

FromStr does not have a lifetime parameter, and so you can only parse types that do not contain a lifetime parameter themselves. In other words, you can parse an i32 with FromStr, but not a &i32. You can parse a struct that contains an i32, but not one that contains an &i32.


Basic implementation of FromStr on an example Point type:

use std::str::FromStr;
use std::num::ParseIntError;

#[derive(Debug, PartialEq)]
struct Point {
    x: i32,
    y: i32

impl FromStr for Point {
    type Err = ParseIntError;

    fn from_str(s: &str) -> Result<Self, Self::Err> {
        let coords: Vec<&str> = s.trim_matches(|p| p == '(' || p == ')' )

        let x_fromstr = coords[0].parse::<i32>()?;
        let y_fromstr = coords[1].parse::<i32>()?;

        Ok(Point { x: x_fromstr, y: y_fromstr })

let expected = Ok(Point { x: 1, y: 2 });
// Explicit call
assert_eq!(Point::from_str("(1,2)"), expected);
// Implicit calls, through parse
assert_eq!("(1,2)".parse(), expected);
assert_eq!("(1,2)".parse::<Point>(), expected);

Required Associated Types

The associated error which can be returned from parsing.

Required Methods

Parses a string s to return a value of this type.

If parsing succeeds, return the value inside Ok, otherwise when the string is ill-formatted return an error specific to the inside Err. The error type is specific to the implementation of the trait.


Basic usage with i32, a type that implements FromStr:

use std::str::FromStr;

let s = "5";
let x = i32::from_str(s).unwrap();

assert_eq!(5, x);