Type Aliases

A type alias creates a name for another type. The two types can be used interchangeably.

enum CarryableConcreteItem {

type Item = CarryableConcreteItem;

// Aliases are more useful with long, complex types:
use std::cell::RefCell;
use std::sync::{Arc, RwLock};
type PlayerInventory = RwLock<Vec<Arc<RefCell<Item>>>>;
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C programmers will recognize this as similar to a typedef.