A port of Rob Pike's Go lexer to Rust
Rob Pike has an excellent video showing how to write a nice lexical scanner in golang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxaD_trXwRE This is a port of that approach to Rust. This is just a sample binary you can play with, not meant as a general purpose library. The lexer sends tokens on a channel so that a parser could consume them from a separate thread. No string allocations are made, tokens refer to slices of the original input string.