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Generic Functions

Generics in Rust work hand in hand with traits. When we describe a parameterized type T we can constrain what types can be used as an argument by listing what required traits the argument must implement.

In this example type T must implement trait Foo:

fn my_function<T>(foo: T)

By using generics we create static typed functions at compile time that will have known types and sizes, allowing us to perform static dispatch and store as a sized value.