Cast through a thin pointer first

    pub fn done_visit(&mut self, node: &dyn FrpNodeAny) {
        let n = node as *const dyn FrpNodeAny;
        let a = n as usize;

gets compile error of:

31 |         let a = n as usize;
   |                 ^^^^^^^^^^
   = help: cast through a thin pointer first

This confuses me as I thought the standard way to do "&T" to "usize" is to do "&T as *const T as usize"

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That's because the size of &/*[const | mut] dyn Trait is the size of 2 usizes. You'd need to do:

let a = n as *const () as usize;

Since then the compiler can turn n (which is 2 usizes) into one usize and then get the numeric value of that.


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