I’m starting a create that will provide smart pointers that enable interior mutability through a read copy update mechanism, which will enable read operations to use
Deref which should make the users both fast and ergonomic for read-mostly data structures. I’m envisioning eventually three types mirroring
Arc: currently named
My current challenge is in naming the crate. “rcu” and “rcu-cell” are taken, and my idea differs from the RCU in Linux anyhow.
My current leading candidate is “unguarded” since one of the big advantages of these types will be that reading doesn’t require a guard type, so autoderef will work as beautifully as for a plain Box or Rc. I’m not entirely pleased with this name, since it might be interpreted as short of unsafe.