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.
Updates from Rust Community
News & Blog Posts
- Rust and the case for WebAssembly in 2018.
- Introducing TQL - An easy-to-use ORM for Rust.
- Introducing Conduit - A service mesh for Kubernetes written in Rust.
- Running Rust regex engine on JVM, via WebAssembly.
- A tutorial on how to use Diesel ORM in Rust.
- This week in Rust docs 85.
- [video] Why Rust is successful.
- [podcast] Rusty Spike Podcast - episode 11. Fedora, Conduit, a WebAssembly game, The Playground, Criterion.rs, Diesel, Mercurial, Android, and iOS.
Crate of the Week
Call for Participation
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Updates from Rust Core
105 pull requests were merged in the last week
- fix bad error message for cannot_reborrow_already_uniquely_borrowed
- rustc_mir: promote references of statics from other statics
- MIR borrowck: implement union-and-array-compatible semantics
- incr.comp.: uncorporate the stable commandline arg hash and SVHs of upstream crates into the SVH
- incr.comp.: enable query result caching for many more queries
- coherence: fix is_knowable logic
- rustc_trans: don't write discriminants for uninhabited variants
- rustc: further tweak linkage in ThinLTO
- stabilize abi_sysv64
- add read, read_string, and write functions to std::fs
- add Drop impl for linked_list::DrainFilter
- compiletest: account for
uireference files when deciding to skip
- rustdoc: improve search style
- Agustin Chiappe Berrini
- Jonathan Strong
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
- [disposition: merge] Fallible collection allocation 1.0.
- [disposition: merge] Implicit caller location (third try to the unwrap/expect line info problem).
- [disposition: merge] Unsized rvalues.
- [disposition: merge] eRFC: Cargo build system integration.
- [disposition: merge] Type privacy and private-in-public lints.
- Hex literals. Introduce hex literals in the form of
h"00 aa cc ff".
- Pointers to const fn:s. Introduce the syntax
const fn(input_types..) -> return_typeas a type which
const fns may be coereced to.
- Implement Debug, Eq, PartialEq, and Hash for libc structs.
- const bounds and methods.
- Dec 14. Rust Nairobi - Writing a Rust library: Africa's Talking API wrapper in Rust.
- Dec 14. Rust release triage.
- Dec 14. Rust DC - Mid-month Rustful: Falcon.
- Dec 14. Columbus Rust Society - Monthly Meeting.
- Dec 18. Rust London - Rust learning and hacking evening #6.
- Dec 20. Rust London Meetup #19 - Show and Tell.
- Dec 20. Rust Community Team Meeting at #rust-community on irc.mozilla.org.
- Dec 20. Rust Documentation Team Meeting at #rust-docs on irc.mozilla.org.
- Dec 21. Cambridge Rust Meetup #6.
- Dec 27. Rust Community Team Meeting at #rust-community on irc.mozilla.org.
- Dec 27. Rust Documentation Team Meeting at #rust-docs on irc.mozilla.org.
- Dec 28. Rust release triage.
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Quote of the Week
Although rusting is generally a negative aspect of iron, a particular form of rusting, known as “stable rust,” causes the object to have a thin coating of rust over the top, and if kept in low relative humidity, makes the “stable” layer protective to the iron below
Thanks to leodasvacas for the suggestion!