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 a pull request. Want to get involved? We love contributions.

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Updates from Rust Community

News & Blog Posts

RustConf Experiences

New Crates & Project Updates

Crate of the Week

This week's crate of the week is (the in best TWiR-tradition shamelessly self-promoted) mysql-proxy, a flexible, lightweight and scalable proxy for MySQL databases. Thanks to andygrove 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

98 pull requests were merged in the last two weeks.

New Contributors

  • Caleb Jones
  • dangcheng
  • Eugene Bulkin
  • knight42
  • Liigo

Approved RFCs

Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:

  • RFC 1696: mem::discriminant(). Add a function that extracts the discriminant from an enum variant as a comparable, hashable, printable, but (for now) opaque and unorderable type.

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

No quote was selected for QotW.

(Full disclosure: we removed QotW for this issue because selected QotW was deemed inappropriate and against the core values of Rust community. Here is the relevant discussion on reddit. If you are curious, you can find the quote in git history).

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