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.
Updates from Rust Community
News & Blog Posts
- Why Rust?. Free ebook by Jim Blandy (published by O’Reilly Media).
- “The Rust Programming Language” to be published by No Starch Press. All profits from the book will go to OpenHatch.
- Parser Combinator Experiments in Rust - Part 3: Performance and impl Trait.
- Building a Build System: Bazel reaches Beta. Includes support for Rust.
Notable New Crates
- TRust-DNS. A Rust based DNS server.
- mio-websockets. Asynchronous websocket server library.
- Crabby. Chess Engine written using the Rust programming language.
- sprs. Sparse linear algebra library for Rust.
- oak. A typed parser generator embedded in Rust code for Parsing Expression Grammar.
- cbor. Serde CBOR Serialization Library.
- ease. A library for writing REST API clients.
- rust-bloom-filter. A fast Bloom filter implementation in Rust.
- rust-nats. A Rust client library for the NATS message queue.
Updates from Rust Core
79 pull requests were merged in the last week.
- Error Handling guide is rewritten from scratch.
- Rust 1.4 deprecates some and stabilises many APIs.
- jemalloc is updated to 4.0.0 and LLVM to 3.7.
- Comparing raw pointers no longer crashes.
- Andre Bogus
- Dong Zhou
- Ryo Munakata
- Simon Mazur
Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:
No RFCs were approved this week!
Final Comment Period
- Expand the
std::netmodule to bind more low-level interfaces.
&'static mut T.
- Forbid wildcard dependencies on crates.io.
- References into
repr(packed)structs should be
- Revise the Drop Check (
dropck) part of Rust's static analyses.
- Update the RFC process with sub-teams, amongst other things.
- Lay the ground work for building powerful SIMD functionality.
- 9/15. San Diego Rust Meetup #8.
- 9/16. RustBerlin Hack and Learn.
- 9/17. Rust Meetup Hamburg: Show, Tell and Drink.
- 9/21. Rust Paris.
- 9/23. Columbus Rust Society.
- 9/28. Rust Sydney Meetup.
- 9/30. RustBerlin Hack and Learn.
fn work(on: RustProject) -> Money
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Crate of the Week
This is a new part of this weekly installation, where we will write about a crate that some of you may not know. Please nominate a crate of your choice at the rust-users thread so we can write about it next week.
Quoting eternaleye verbatim:
I'm going to say kbknapp's clap crate - I have never, in any language I have ever worked in, had an argument parsing library that was so completely painless. I've found it especially nice for mocking up the skeleton of a tool where all roads lead to panic!(), then splitting it up further and further, pushing the panic!()s down the branching logic of what to actually do, until a whole utility has appeared from nowhere.
Quote of the Week
03:46 < durka42> rust has a culture of small crates
03:47 < XMPPwocky> a Cargo cult, if you will