Ownership and Moving

It’s time to introduce one of the most core concepts in all of Rust: ownership. We’ll discuss the motivation for this another time, but every value in Rust has exactly one owner. For example, in this program:

fn main() {
    let x: i32 = 5;
    println!("{}", x);
}

The x variable points to the value 5, and the value 5 is owned by the main function. Blocks can also be owners. So, for example:

fn main() {
    {
        let x: i32 = 5;
        println!("{}", x);
    }
}

main owns that block, and the block owns the value 5. Values can even own other values. Our fruit value we created owns the 10 and 5 in the apples and bananas fields.

Let’s take a look at our broken program again:

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