One method impl for multiple traits


If I want my struct to satisfy two traits that call for the same method, how can I write one common implementation?

For example, Display and Debug both call for a method fmt(&self, f: &mut Formatter<'_>), so I want to write the implementation of fmt only once.


Best, Oliver

In general, you can put all the method logic in a function and have both method implementations just call that function.

In almost all cases you should just #[derive(Debug)], not write an explicit implementation. After that, if for some reason you want the Display output to be the same as the Debug output, you can do this:

impl Display for Foo {
    fn fmt(&self, f: &mut Formatter<'_>) -> std::fmt::Result {
        Debug::fmt(self, f)
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