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


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Crate of the Week

This week's crate is actix-web, a small fast pragmatic open-source Rust web framework. Thanks to Vikrant for the suggestion!

Submit your suggestions and votes for next week!

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

144 pull requests were merged in the last week

New Contributors

  • Adam C. Foltzer
  • andjo403
  • Dominik Winecki
  • Gauri
  • Marcel Hellwig
  • Mark Mansi
  • Matthew Walinga
  • Petr Sumbera
  • Pieter Penninckx
  • Pulkit Goyal

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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Rust Jobs

No jobs listed for this week.

Quote of the Week

Rust is difficult because most programmers abuse shared mutable state and Rust makes you sacrifice your first-born to be able to do it.

u/errata on reddit.

Thanks to u/kixunil for the suggestion!

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