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

Blog Posts

News & Project Updates

Other Weeklies from Rust Community

New Crates

  • SvgBobRus. Convert your ASCII diagram scribbles into happy little SVG.
  • Curryrs. A library for providing easy to use bindings between Rust and Haskell code.
  • NetBricks. A new network function framework based on Rust.
  • F3. A crate to play with STM32F3DISCOVERY development board with a Cortex-M4 microcontroller.
  • derivative: A set of attribute-enhanced #[derive] for built-in traits using Macro 1.1.

Crate of the Week

No crate was selected for CotW.

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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

135 pull requests were merged in the last week.

New Contributors

  • Anthony Ramine
  • Christopher
  • Eric Roshan-Eisner
  • Florian Diebold
  • KillTheMule
  • Mathieu Borderé
  • Nick Stevens
  • p512
  • Razican
  • Stephen M. Coakley
  • 石博文

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

Style RFCs

Style RFCs are part of the process for deciding on style guidelines for the Rust community and defaults for Rustfmt. The process is similar to the RFC process, but we try to reach rough consensus on issues (including a final comment period) before progressing to PRs. Just like the RFC process, all users are welcome to comment and submit RFCs. If you want to help decide what Rust code should look like, come get involved!

FCP issues:

Other issues getting a lot of discussion:

No PRs this week.

Upcoming Events

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Friends of the Forest

Our community likes to recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to the Rust Project, its ecosystem, and its community. These people are 'friends of the forest'.

This week's friends of the forest are:

dtolnay for outstanding work on Serde, taking it from a great library into an outstanding library, improving documentation significantly, being on top of the macros 1.1 transition, and even developing a new high level library for making custom derive under macros 1.1 easier to work with.

sgrif for outstanding work on Diesel, an ORM that will change the game for ORMs, and for being incredibly helpful and friendly with early adopters.

njn (on IRC) or nnethercote1 on GitHub for outstanding work on compiler perf. They've removed an allocation during HashSet creation, made TypedArena lazily allocate the first chunk, and more. They also have helped with adding a benchmarking script to compare two different compiler versions against the benchmarks in http://perf.rust-lang.org, which helps future work in this area.

I nominate TimNN for Friend of the Forest for his repeated and invaluable work minimizing and bisecting (example). Keep up the good work!

I'd like to nominate BurntSushi for Friend of the Forest. I think the multiples crates he contributed are both important and high quality. In addition to his code contributions to the ecosystem, he also did some good and informative write up about some of them.

I'd like to nominate GuillaumeGomez for the "Rust documentation superhero" title as well.

Submit your Friends-of-the-Forest nominations for next week!

Quote of the Week

< Celti> I just had a recruiter contact me for a Rust job requiring 3+ years of professional experience with it.

— From #rust.

Thanks to bluss for the suggestion.

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