Understanding Rust Error E0580: Incorrect main function declaration

Introduction to Rust Error E0580

Rust Error E0580 occurs when the main function of a Rust program is improperly declared with arguments. The main function of a Rust application should be defined without any parameters.

Erroneous code example:

fn main(x: i32) { // error: main function has wrong type
    println!("{}", x);

In the above code snippet, the main function is wrongly declared as it takes an i32 argument 'x'.

Correct main function declaration

To fix Rust Error E0580, simply declare the main function without any arguments, like this:

fn main() {
    // Your code here

Handling command-line arguments

If you need to access command-line arguments, use the std::env::args function. Here's an example of how to use std::env::args to access and print command-line arguments:

use std::env;

fn main() {
    for argument in env::args() {
        println!("Argument: {}", argument);

Specifying exit codes

To exit the main function with a particular exit code, use the std::process::exit function. Below is an example demonstrating the use of std::process::exit:

use std::process;

fn main() {
    // Some code here
    process::exit(1); // Exit with code 1