Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust or send us an email! Want to get involved? We love contributions.
From the Blogosphere
- Dealing With the Rust Shift in Perspective.
- rusty radio: Episode 1: A Rusty Start.
- Rust, the Language for Growth.
Tips & Tricks
- How to Use Rust with Node.js When Performance Matters. Write performance critical code in Rust and use it via FFI in Node.js.
- Effectively Using Iterators In Rust. Iterate over vector and slice types using
- First Rust Program Pain (So you can avoid it…). Tips for Rust beginners on how to avoid a fight with the compiler.
- Implement Traits on Generics.
- The Unsafe Rust Programming Language. An excellent document about advanced functionality and low-level development practices in the Rust Programming Language.
In the News
New Releases & Project Updates
- rust-timsort. Rust implementation of the modified MergeSort used in Python and Java.
- trust. Rust automated test runner.
- mongo-rust-driver. Mongo Rust driver built on top of the Mongo C driver.
- rust-ffi-omnibus. A collection of examples of using code written in Rust from other languages.
- hyper is now at v0.6. An HTTP/S library for Rust.
- rust-throw. A new experimental rust error handling library, meant to assist and build on existing error handling systems.
- burrito. A monadic IO interface in Rust.
- mimty. Fast, safe, self-contained MIME Type Identification for C and Rust.
What's cooking on master?
95 pull requests were merged in the last week.
Now you can follow breaking changes as they happen!
- std: Add support for Windows XP.
- Reset signal behavior before starting children with std::process. Resets Rust's SIGPIPE handler, as well as any signal mask that may have been set, before spawning a child.
- MSVC: Implement runtime support for unwinding. A key aspect is missing, however, which is that unwinding is still turned off by default for MSVC.
- Suggest missing trait bounds when a method exists but the bounds aren't satisfied.
- Andy Grover
- Brody Holden
- Christian Persson
- Cruz Julian Bishop
- Dirkjan Ochtman
- Gulshan Singh
- Jake Hickey
- Makoto Kato
- Yongqian Li
Final Comment Period
Every week the teams announce a 'final comment period' for RFCs which are reaching a decision. Express your opinions now. This week's RFCs entering FCP are:
- Add some of
[T]’s methods to strings and vice versa.
FromIteratorfor the unit type.
- Allow macros in types.
- Allow closure expressions to expand to a
- 7/7, San Diego Rust Meetup
- 7/8, Rust in Production - San Francisco
- 7/13, Seattle Rust Meetup
- 7/15, Rust Los Angeles Monthly Meetup