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

Crate of the Week

This week's crate is pest, a PEG-based parsing library. Thanks to Laurent Wandrebeck 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.

This week's Call for Participation is submitted by RustConf 2017 attendees!

A photo of a whiteboard from RustConf 2017 which lists projects looking for help.


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

Who's been awesome for the Rust community - RustConf 2017 edition

Our community likes to recognize people who have made outstanding contributions to the Rust Project, its ecosystem, and its community. This year at RustConf, attendees nominated people who have been awesome for the Rust community. And here they are:

A photo of a whiteboard from RustConf 2017 which displays a list titled - who's been awesome for the Rust community - contributed by attendees.


Updates from Rust Core

99 pull requests were merged in the last week

New Contributors

  • adrian5
  • Anthony Clays
  • Anthony Defranceschi
  • Fourchaux
  • Hunter Praska
  • Martin Hoffmann
  • Seiichi Uchida
  • Shanavas M

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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Rust Jobs

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Quote of the Week

Rust, but verify.

@isislovecruft talking about elliptic curve cryptography in Rust at RustConf 2017.

Thanks to llogiq for the suggestion.

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