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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Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

New Crates & Project Updates

Crate of the Week

This week's Crate of the Week is Dylan Ede's rusttype, a pure Rust freetype replacement. Thanks mindtree for the suggestion.

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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

147 pull requests were merged in the last two weeks.

New Contributors

  • Adam Medziński
  • Alexander Altman
  • Chris Stankus
  • Christian Poveda
  • Dominik Boehi
  • Federico Ravasio
  • Fran Guijarro
  • Jakub Hlusička
  • Jared Wyles
  • Jonathan Giddy
  • kc1212
  • m4b
  • Matthias Rabault
  • Mikhail Modin
  • mLuby
  • Moritz Ulrich
  • Nick Massey
  • Oliver Forral
  • Omer Sheikh
  • Peter C. Norton
  • Rahul Sharma
  • Roy Brunton
  • Ryan Scott
  • Samuel Cormier-Iijima
  • Shantanu Raj
  • silenuss
  • Terry Sun
  • TheZoq2
  • trixnz
  • Vincent Prouillet
  • William Lee
  • Yojan Shrestha
  • Yossi Konstantinovsky

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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Quote of the Week

The if let construction is a neat thing Rust borrowed from Swift (perhaps "copied" would be more accurate, or "cloned" depending on your views on whether ideas have owners).

Frank McSherry in a blog post.

Thanks to /u/vks_ and Brian Anderson for the suggestion.

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This Week in Rust is edited by: nasa42, llogiq, and brson.