Function rocket::mtls::oid::asn1_rs::nom::branch::alt

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pub fn alt<I, O, E, List>(l: List) -> impl FnMut(I)
where I: Clone, E: ParseError<I>, List: Alt<I, O, E>,
Available on crate feature mtls only.
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Tests a list of parsers one by one until one succeeds.

It takes as argument a tuple of parsers. There is a maximum of 21 parsers. If you need more, it is possible to nest them in other alt calls, like this: alt(parser_a, alt(parser_b, parser_c))

use nom::character::complete::{alpha1, digit1};
use nom::branch::alt;
fn parser(input: &str) -> IResult<&str, &str> {
  alt((alpha1, digit1))(input)

// the first parser, alpha1, recognizes the input
assert_eq!(parser("abc"), Ok(("", "abc")));

// the first parser returns an error, so alt tries the second one
assert_eq!(parser("123456"), Ok(("", "123456")));

// both parsers failed, and with the default error type, alt will return the last error
assert_eq!(parser(" "), Err(Err::Error(error_position!(" ", ErrorKind::Digit))));

With a custom error type, it is possible to have alt return the error of the parser that went the farthest in the input data