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Add OnceCell::with_value and improve Clone implementation #170

merged 5 commits into from Mar 3, 2022


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@a1phyr a1phyr commented Feb 5, 2022

This PR adds OnceCell::with_value to both sync::OnceCell and unsync::OnceCell. This enables creating an initialized OnceCell at compile time and/or without synchronization cost.

Additionally, this improve Clone implementations by removing a panicking branch, reducing synchronization cost and overriding clone_from implementation.

Closes #164

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@matklad matklad commented Mar 3, 2022

Hm, I am a bit torn here -- it feels like From is probably the best interface here. But that can't be const. On the other hand, const-creating a full OnceCell feels a bit odd. Do we have a real use-case for that? At the same time, the API does feel rather tidy.

🤔 yeah, I guess, lets have this! The implementation looks good to me, but lets add a couple of tests to to make sure the new API doesn't get broken by accident.

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@a1phyr a1phyr commented Mar 3, 2022

Actually, I didn't see the From implementation when I wrote this patch, so I wrote with_value for that, so I don't have a strong will to add this.

There might be a use-case for something like that, I guess (though very specific):

const fn get_some_value() -> Option<T> {
    /* ... */

static CELL: OnceCell<T> = match get_some_value() {
    Some(value) => OnceCell::with_value(value),
    None => OnceCell::new(),

I think the main benefit of this would be discoverability, which is not great today, as shown by the linked issue (and my own experience ^^').

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