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Programming language: Rust
License: The Unlicense
Tags: Binary     Endian     Byte     Little-endian     Big-endian    
Latest version: v1.3.4
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byteorder

This crate provides convenience methods for encoding and decoding numbers in either big-endian or little-endian order.

Build status

Dual-licensed under MIT or the UNLICENSE.

Documentation

https://docs.rs/byteorder

Installation

This crate works with Cargo and is on crates.io. Add it to your Cargo.toml like so:

[dependencies]
byteorder = "1"

If you want to augment existing Read and Write traits, then import the extension methods like so:

use byteorder::{ReadBytesExt, WriteBytesExt, BigEndian, LittleEndian};

For example:

use std::io::Cursor;
use byteorder::{BigEndian, ReadBytesExt};

let mut rdr = Cursor::new(vec![2, 5, 3, 0]);
// Note that we use type parameters to indicate which kind of byte order
// we want!
assert_eq!(517, rdr.read_u16::<BigEndian>().unwrap());
assert_eq!(768, rdr.read_u16::<BigEndian>().unwrap());

no_std crates

This crate has a feature, std, that is enabled by default. To use this crate in a no_std context, add the following to your Cargo.toml:

[dependencies]
byteorder = { version = "1", default-features = false }

Minimum Rust version policy

This crate's minimum supported rustc version is 1.41.1.

The current policy is that the minimum Rust version required to use this crate can be increased in minor version updates. For example, if crate 1.0 requires Rust 1.20.0, then crate 1.0.z for all values of z will also require Rust 1.20.0 or newer. However, crate 1.y for y > 0 may require a newer minimum version of Rust.

In general, this crate will be conservative with respect to the minimum supported version of Rust.

Alternatives

Note that as of Rust 1.32, the standard numeric types provide built-in methods like to_le_bytes and from_le_bytes, which support some of the same use cases.


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the byteorder README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.