Motore is an async middleware abstraction powered by GAT and TAIT.

Around Motore, we build modular and reusable components for building robust networking clients and servers.

Motore is greatly inspired by Tower.


Motore uses GAT and TAIT to reduce the mental burden of writing asynchronous code, especially to avoid the overhead of Box to make people less anxious.

The core abstraciton of Motore is the Service trait:

pub trait Service<Cx, Request> {
    /// Responses given by the service.
    type Response;
    /// Errors produced by the service.
    type Error;
    /// The future response value.
    type Future<'cx>: Future<Output = Result<Self::Response, Self::Error>> + Send + 'cx
        Cx: 'cx,
        Self: 'cx;
    /// Process the request and return the response asynchronously.
    fn call<'cx, 's>(&'s mut self, cx: &'cx mut Cx, req: Request) -> Self::Future<'cx>
        's: 'cx;

Getting Started

Combing GAT and type_alias_impl_trait together, we can write asynchronous code in a very concise and readable way.

pub struct Timeout<S> {
    inner: S,
    duration: Duration,
impl<Cx, Req, S> Service<Cx, Req> for Timeout<S>
    Req: 'static + Send,
    S: Service<Cx, Req> + 'static + Send,
    Cx: 'static + Send,
    S::Error: Send + Sync + Into<BoxError>,
    type Response = S::Response;
    type Error = BoxError;
    type Future<'cx> = impl Future<Output = Result<S::Response, Self::Error>> + 'cx;
    fn call<'cx, 's>(&'s mut self, cx: &'cx mut Cx, req: Req) -> Self::Future<'cx>
        's: 'cx,
        async move {
            let sleep = tokio::time::sleep(self.duration);
            tokio::select! {
                r = self.inner.call(cx, req) => {
                _ = sleep => Err(std::io::Error::new(std::io::ErrorKind::TimedOut, "service time out").into()),

We also provided the #[motore::service] macro to make writing a Service more async-native:

use motore::service;
pub struct S<I> {
    inner: I,
impl<Cx, Req, I> Service<Cx, Req> for S<I>
   Req: Send + 'static,
   I: Service<Cx, Req> + Send + 'static,
   Cx: Send + 'static,
    async fn call(&mut self, cx: &mut Cx, req: Req) -> Result<I::Response, I::Error> {
        self.inner.call(cx, req).await