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serde_pipe MIT / Apache 2.0 licensed Build Status


Turn serde+bincode into a pipe: push Ts and pull u8s, or vice versa.

This library gives you a Serializer pipe, into which you can push Ts and pull u8s; and a Deserializer pipe, into which you can push u8s and pull Ts.

This by default works by allocating a vector to hold the intermediate u8s. However the fringe feature can be enabled, which uses libfringe to turn serde+bincode into a Generator, resulting in bounded memory usage.


use serde_pipe::Serializer;

let large_vector = (0..1u64<<30).collect::<Vec<_>>();
let mut serializer = Serializer::new();

while let Some(pull) = serializer.pull() {
	let byte = pull();
	println!("byte! {}", byte);


The fringe feature depends on libfringe, and so enabling it inherits these limitations:

  • Rust nightly is required for the asm and naked_functions features;
  • The architectures currently supported are: x86, x86_64, aarch64, or1k;
  • The platforms currently supported are: bare metal, Linux (any libc), FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, macOS. Windows is not supported.


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