Tuple and tuple indexing expressions

Tuple expressions

TupleExpression :
   ( TupleElements? )

TupleElements :
   ( Expression , )+ Expression?

A tuple expression constructs tuple values.

The syntax for tuple expressions is a parenthesized, comma separated list of expressions, called the tuple initializer operands. 1-ary tuple expressions require a comma after their tuple initializer operand to be disambiguated with a parenthetical expression.

Tuple expressions are a value expression that evaluate into a newly constructed value of a tuple type. The number of tuple initializer operands is the arity of the constructed tuple. Tuple expressions without any tuple initializer operands produce the unit tuple. For other tuple expressions, the first written tuple initializer operand initializes the field 0 and subsequent operands initializes the next highest field. For example, in the tuple expression ('a', 'b', 'c'), 'a' initializes the value of the field 0, 'b' field 1, and 'c' field 2.

Examples of tuple expressions and their types:

()() (unit)
(0.0, 4.5)(f64, f64)
("x".to_string(), )(String, )
("a", 4usize, true)(&'static str, usize, bool)

Tuple indexing expressions

TupleIndexingExpression :
   Expression . TUPLE_INDEX

A tuple indexing expression accesses fields of tuples and tuple structs.

The syntax for a tuple index expression is an expression, called the tuple operand, then a ., then finally a tuple index. The syntax for the tuple index is a decimal literal with no leading zeros, underscores, or suffix. For example 0 and 2 are valid tuple indices but not 01, 0_, nor 0i32.

The type of the tuple operand must be a tuple type or a tuple struct. The tuple index must be a name of a field of the type of the tuple operand.

Evaluation of tuple index expressions has no side effects beyond evaluation of its tuple operand. As a place expression, it evaluates to the location of the field of the tuple operand with the same name as the tuple index.

Examples of tuple indexing expressions:

fn main() {
// Indexing a tuple
let pair = ("a string", 2);
assert_eq!(pair.1, 2);

// Indexing a tuple struct
struct Point(f32, f32);
let point = Point(1.0, 0.0);
assert_eq!(point.0, 1.0);
assert_eq!(point.1, 0.0);

Note: Unlike field access expressions, tuple index expressions can be the function operand of a call expression as it cannot be confused with a method call since method names cannot be numbers.

Note: Although arrays and slices also have elements, you must use an array or slice indexing expression or a slice pattern to access their elements.