Deref<Target=T>, but not
AsRef<T>. Does anyone know whether this was intentional, or just something nobody has so far needed?
I don’t think it’s intentional.
Actually, looking at the docs on some of the other methods:
This is an associated function that needs to be used as
Ref::map_split(...). A method would interfere with methods of the same name on the contents of a
So maybe the thinking was that adding the
as_ref method might be problematic?
Worth testing out with crater?
It was just an idle curiosity. I think the general approach of "don’t add methods to types that also implement
Deref" is reasonable (and, from what I can tell, fairly standard across
std). I don’t have a use case that implies we need to change it.
Alright then; I’ll move along