# Trait std::boxed::FnBox
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pub trait FnBox<A> { type Output; fn call_box(self: Box<Self>, args: A) -> Self::Output; }

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`FnBox`

is a version of the `FnOnce`

intended for use with boxed
closure objects. The idea is that where one would normally store a
`Box<FnOnce()>`

in a data structure, you should use
`Box<FnBox()>`

. The two traits behave essentially the same, except
that a `FnBox`

closure can only be called if it is boxed. (Note
that `FnBox`

may be deprecated in the future if `Box<FnOnce()>`

closures become directly usable.)

### Example

Here is a snippet of code which creates a hashmap full of boxed
once closures and then removes them one by one, calling each
closure as it is removed. Note that the type of the closures
stored in the map is `Box<FnBox() -> i32>`

and not `Box<FnOnce() -> i32>`

.

#![feature(fnbox)] use std::boxed::FnBox; use std::collections::HashMap; fn make_map() -> HashMap<i32, Box<FnBox() -> i32>> { let mut map: HashMap<i32, Box<FnBox() -> i32>> = HashMap::new(); map.insert(1, Box::new(|| 22)); map.insert(2, Box::new(|| 44)); map } fn main() { let mut map = make_map(); for i in &[1, 2] { let f = map.remove(&i).unwrap(); assert_eq!(f(), i * 22); } }

## Associated Types

`type Output`

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