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.

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This week's edition was edited by: Brian Anderson, Vikrant Chaudhary

From the Blogosphere

New Releases & Project Updates

  • chan. Multi-producer, multi-consumer concurrent channel for Rust.
  • cargo-check. Wrapper around cargo rustc -- -Zno-trans.
  • Raft: New Crates!. Two new crates wrapped_enum (use multiple try!() with different errors) and scoped_log (log log context to logs) from Raft developers.
  • rust-memalloc. Raw allocation APIs in stable rust.
  • newtype_macros. Tuple structs with a single member, intended to be used for wrapping types to create new semantics for an underlying type.
  • capnp-ffi. Use Cap'n Proto as a better method of FFI communication.
  • rust-farmhash. Port of Google's Farmhash version 1.1 to pure Rust.

What's cooking on nightly?

bors underwent a sudden unscheduled upgrade this week, incurring unusual amounts of downtime. Thankfully, Manish crafted an epic rollup to make up some of the slack.

98 pull requests were merged in the last week.

New Contributors

  • arthurprs
  • Frank McSherry
  • Jose Narvaez
  • Kristof Söderström
  • Ryan Pendleton
  • Vincent Bernat
  • Vladimir Rutsky

Approved RFCs

Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:

Final Comment Period

Every week the team announces the 'final comment period' for RFCs and key PRs which are reaching a decision. Express your opinions now. This week's FCPs are:

New RFCs

Internals discussions

Upcoming Events

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Quote of the Week

Rust is very much about only paying for what you need, and often you don't need much, but when you do need something, Rust is more than ready to rummage in your wallet for loose change.Manish Goregaokar

Thanks to llogiq for the tip. Submit your quotes for next week!.