100 Days of Rust : Day 7

Technically this may be more like day 8 or 9, cause I did read some stuff from the rust book in last few days, and made note here

Nothing improves your understanding better than doing

– Me 😄

I was trying accessing the individual fields in tuple struct using dot notation via the index

Since the rust book does not have an example of it, I used rust playground (Awesome resource BTW) and just printed stuff.

// struct Color(i32, i32, i32);
struct Point(i32, i32, i32);

fn main() {
    // let black = Color(0, 0, 0);
    let origin = Point(1, 2, 3);

    println!("{}", origin.2);

While this worked, I got the following long warning by the compiler

--> src/main.rs:2:14
2 | struct Point(i32, i32, i32);
  |        ----- ^^^  ^^^
  |        |
  |        fields in this struct
  = note: `#[warn(dead_code)]` on by default
help: consider changing the fields to be of unit type to suppress this warning while preserving the field numbering, or remove the fields
2 | struct Point((), (), i32);
  |              ~~  ~~

It took me some time to get this. At first, I thought this was an error. (When I read carefully, I realized it is only a warning)

Turns out it was telling me about unused data 😄

It wasn’t clear to me (at least) 🤷‍♂

Then I printed all three fields, and the error went away 🎉

(and I learnt that indices are zero based - ha ha)