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: nasa42, brson, and llogiq.

Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

Notable New Crates & Projects

  • Organn. A simple drawbar organ in Rust.
  • libloading. A safer binding to platform’s dynamic library loading utilities.

Updates from Rust Core

104 pull requests were merged in the last week.

See the triage digest for more details.

Notable changes

New Contributors

  • Amanieu d'Antras
  • Amit Saha
  • Bruno Tavares
  • Daniel Trebbien
  • Ivan Kozik
  • Jake Worth
  • jrburke
  • Kyle Mayes
  • Oliver Middleton
  • Rizky Luthfianto

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

Upcoming Events

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Crate of the Week

This week's Crate of the Week is ramp. Ramp supplies some high performance low memory easy to use big integral types.

Whenever you need integers too large for a u64 and cannot afford to lose precision, ramp has just what you need.

Thanks to zcdziura for this week's suggestion. Submit your suggestions for next week!

Quote of the Week

with unsafe .... if you have to ask, then you probably shouldn't be doing it basically

— Steve Klabnik on #rust IRC.

Thanks to Oliver Schneider for the tip.

Submit your quotes for next week!