Factorial in Rust

Published on 31 October 2019 (Updated: 31 October 2019)

Welcome to the Factorial in Rust page! Here, you'll find the source code for this program as well as a description of how the program works.

Current Solution

//  Requirement     https://sample-programs.therenegadecoder.com/projects/factorial/
// Accept a number on command line and print it's factorial
// Works till factorial 34, which is 39 digits, ...
use std::env::args;
use std::process::exit;
use std::str::FromStr;

fn usage() -> ! {
    println!("Usage: please input a non-negative integer");

fn parse_int<T: FromStr>(s: &str) -> Result<T, <T as FromStr>::Err> {

fn main() {
    let mut args = args().skip(1);

    // confirm positive integer is passed as command-line argument
    let mut input_num: u32 = args
        .and_then(|s| parse_int(&s).ok())
        .unwrap_or_else(|| usage());

    let mut n = input_num as u128;
    let mut result = 1;
    while n > 0 {
        result *= n;
        n -= 1;

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Note: The solution shown above is the current solution in the Sample Programs repository as of May 08 2023 19:53:07. The solution was first committed on Oct 31 2019 17:25:13. As a result, documentation below may be outdated.

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