pub trait ToRef<'a> {
    type Output;

    fn to_ref(&'a self) -> Self::Output;
Expand description

An alternative to AsRef that does not force the reference type to be a pointer itself.

This lets us create implementations for our recursive traits that take the resulting Output reference type, without having to deal with strange, spurious overflows that sometimes occur when trying to implement a trait for &’a T (see this comment:

This functionality is also provided as an inherent method on HLists and on Coproducts. However, you may find this trait useful in generic contexts.

Required Associated Types

Required Methods