Rust by Example

11.3 cfg

Conditional compilation is possible through two different operators:

  • the cfg attribute: #[cfg(...)] in attribute position
  • the cfg! macro: cfg!(...) in boolean expressions

Both utilize identical argument syntax.

// This function only gets compiled if the target OS is linux
#[cfg(target_os = "linux")]
fn are_you_on_linux() {
    println!("You are running linux!")
}

// And this function only gets compiled if the target OS is *not* linux
#[cfg(not(target_os = "linux"))]
fn are_you_on_linux() {
    println!("You are *not* running linux!")
}

fn main() {
    are_you_on_linux();

    println!("Are you sure?");
    if cfg!(target_os = "linux") {
        println!("Yes. It's definitely linux!");
    } else {
        println!("Yes. It's definitely *not* linux!");
    }
}

See also:

the reference, cfg!, and macros.