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pub unsafe fn size_of_val_raw<T>(val: *const T) -> usize where
    T: ?Sized
🔬 This is a nightly-only experimental API. (layout_for_ptr)
Available on crate feature mtls only.
Expand description

Returns the size of the pointed-to value in bytes.

This is usually the same as size_of::<T>(). However, when T has no statically-known size, e.g., a slice [T] or a trait object, then size_of_val_raw can be used to get the dynamically-known size.

Safety

This function is only safe to call if the following conditions hold:

  • If T is Sized, this function is always safe to call.
  • If the unsized tail of T is:
    • a slice, then the length of the slice tail must be an initialized integer, and the size of the entire value (dynamic tail length + statically sized prefix) must fit in isize.
    • a trait object, then the vtable part of the pointer must point to a valid vtable acquired by an unsizing coercion, and the size of the entire value (dynamic tail length + statically sized prefix) must fit in isize.
    • an (unstable) extern type, then this function is always safe to call, but may panic or otherwise return the wrong value, as the extern type’s layout is not known. This is the same behavior as size_of_val on a reference to a type with an extern type tail.
    • otherwise, it is conservatively not allowed to call this function.

Examples

#![feature(layout_for_ptr)]
use std::mem;

assert_eq!(4, mem::size_of_val(&5i32));

let x: [u8; 13] = [0; 13];
let y: &[u8] = &x;
assert_eq!(13, unsafe { mem::size_of_val_raw(y) });