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: Vikrant and llogiq.

Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

New Crates & Project Updates

  • Redox OS: Survey Results.
  • bindgen 0.17.0, a C binding generator. Lots of new features and fixes, with a much cleaner generated code. See the changelog for a complete list.
  • wsta. A CLI development tool for WebSocket APIs.
  • keygen. An algorithm for generating optimal keyboard layouts.
  • apply_attr. A syntax extension providing higher-order attributes to Rust.
  • bytevec. A Rust serialization library that uses byte vectors.

Crate of the Week

Sadly, there was no suggestion for this week's Crate of the Week.

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Call for Participation

Always wanted to contribute to open-source projects but didn't know where to start? Every week we highlight some tasks from the Rust community for you to pick and get started!

Some of these tasks may also have mentors available, visit the task page for more information.

If you are a Rust project owner and are looking for contributors, please submit tasks here.

Updates from Rust Core

90 pull requests were merged in the last two weeks.

New Contributors

  • Aaklo Xu
  • Alexander Polyakov
  • Carlo Teubner
  • Daniel Firth
  • kennytm
  • Sebastian Thiel
  • Srinivas Reddy Thatiparthy
  • Tamir Bahar
  • Ty Coghlan

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

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Quote of the Week

Rust is like doing parkour while suspended on strings & wearing protective gear. Yes, it will sometimes look a little ridiculous, but you'll be able to do all sorts of cool moves without hurting yourself.

llogiq on reddit.

Thanks to aochagavia for the suggestion.

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