Filling vec in macro


I feel there is something simple to do this, but I can't find it, and, I'm getting in the wrong road I feel.

I would need to write something like vec![&self.param1, &self.param2, ....] in a macro.

macro! { param1, param2, param3} ...... => 
fn aFun(&mut self) { vec![&self.param1 .....] }

How could we achieve that ?

Do you intend for the macro call to create a function that returns a Vec with references to the params?

yes exactly :slight_smile:

You can look at the implementation of the vec macro. You can implement your version in a very similar way:

macro_rules! vec_of_refs {
    () => (
    ($elem:expr; $n:expr) => (
        vec![&$elem; $n]
    ($($x:expr),+ $(,)?) => (


The Little Book of Rust Macros is a great resource for learning about Rust's Macro-By-Example system.

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You can do something like this if you want the macro to generate a function which returns the vec. This only works if all the values have the same type thats known ahead of time, since Vec must all have the same type.

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Thanks for the link to The Little Book of Rust Macros. I'd never come across that before.

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