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This week's edition was edited by: nasa42 and llogiq.

Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

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.

Notable changes

New Contributors

  • Andre Bogus
  • Dong Zhou
  • Ryo Munakata
  • Simon Mazur

Approved RFCs

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

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

Upcoming Events

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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.

This week, Crate of the Week is clap. Thanks go to eternaleye for the suggestion.

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

On #rust IRC

03:46 < durka42> rust has a culture of small crates

03:47 < XMPPwocky> a Cargo cult, if you will

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