String Parsing

Collect Unicode Graphemes

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Collect individual Unicode graphemes from UTF-8 string using the UnicodeSegmentation::graphemes function from the unicode-segmentation crate.

extern crate unicode_segmentation;
use unicode_segmentation::UnicodeSegmentation;

fn main() {
    let name = "José Guimarães\r\n";
    let graphemes = UnicodeSegmentation::graphemes(name, true)
    assert_eq!(graphemes[3], "é");

Implement the FromStr trait for a custom struct

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Creates a custom struct RGB and implements the FromStr trait to convert a provided color hex code into its RGB color code.

use std::str::FromStr;

#[derive(Debug, PartialEq)]
struct RGB {
    r: u8,
    g: u8,
    b: u8,

impl FromStr for RGB {
    type Err = std::num::ParseIntError;

    // Parses a color hex code of the form '#rRgGbB..' into an
    // instance of 'RGB'
    fn from_str(hex_code: &str) -> Result<Self, Self::Err> {
        // u8::from_str_radix(src: &str, radix: u32) converts a string
        // slice in a given base to u8
        let r: u8 = u8::from_str_radix(&hex_code[1..3], 16)?;
        let g: u8 = u8::from_str_radix(&hex_code[3..5], 16)?;
        let b: u8 = u8::from_str_radix(&hex_code[5..7], 16)?;

        Ok(RGB { r, g, b })

fn main() {
    let code: &str = &r"#fa7268";
    match RGB::from_str(code) {
        Ok(rgb) => {
                r"The RGB color code is: R: {} G: {} B: {}",
                rgb.r, rgb.g, rgb.b
        Err(_) => {
            println!("{} is not a valid color hex code!", code);

    // test whether from_str performs as expected
        RGB {
            r: 250,
            g: 114,
            b: 104