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
- U.S. House Committee on Financial Services hearing: Why was the Rust language chosen?
- Microsoft Security Response Center: Why Rust for safe systems programming.
- Compiler speed has improved 30-40% across the board year-to-date, with some projects seeing 45%+ improvements.
- Perils of constructors.
- Notes on a smaller Rust.
- Announcing heim project.
- Gotham — from start to Heroku.
- How to write full stack Rust code.
- HOWTO: Replace mem::uninitialized with mem::MaybeUninit.
- Stream combinators implemented using for await syntax.
- CLion Rust plugin adds a new experimental macro expansion engine.
Crate of the Week
Call for Participation
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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
230 pull requests were merged in the last week
- The essence of lexer
- Implement RFC #2203
- Add meta-variable checks in macro definitions
- Specific error for positional args after named args in
- rustc_typeck: Improve diagnostics for
-> _ fnreturn type
- Add info about undefined behavior to
- resolve: Improve candidate search for unresolved macro suggestions
- miri validation: Better error messages for dangling references
- Cancel unemitted diagnostics during error recovery
- stdarch: Add ARM Neon vmvn_/vmvnq_ bitwise not intrinsics
- cargo: Add support for multiple --features options
- cargo: Optimize runtime of
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.
- [disposition: merge] SIMD vectors in FFI.
- [disposition: merge] Deprecate
- [disposition: merge] Stablize Euclidean Modulo (feature euclidean_division).
- [disposition: merge] Tracking issue for unstable
- Fetching cargo registry tokens from external processes.
- General floating point formatting in Debug with
- Stabilize volatile copy and set functions.
- Jun 25. Seoul, KR - Seoul Rust Meetup, Hapjeong.
- Aug 10. Singapore, SG - Rust Meetup.
- Aug 5. Auckland, NZ - Rust AKL August - Rust usage in Firefox.
- Jul 26. Stuttgart, DE - Rust Meetup Stuttgart - Hack and Learn.
- Aug 7. Erlangen, DE - Rust Franken Meetup #1.
- Aug 7. Berlin, DE - OpenTechSchool Berlin - Rust Hack and Learn.
- Jul 30. Dallas, TX, US - Dallas Rust - Last Tuesday.
- Aug 7. Portland, OR, US - PDXRust - Trees = Boxes + Enums + Iterators.
- Aug 7. Vancouver, BC, CA - Vancouver Rust meetup.
- Aug 8. San Diego, CA, US - San Diego Rust August Meetup.
- Aug 8. Columbus, OH, US - Columbus Rust Society - Monthly Meeting.
- Aug 7. Atlanta, GA, US - Grab a beer with fellow Rustaceans.
- Aug 7. Indianapolis, IN, US - Indy.rs.
- Infrastructure Engineer at Neuralink, San Francisco, US.
- Rust Developer at Red Sift, London, UK or remote.
- Blockchain Runtime Engineer at Parity, Berlin, DE or remote.
- Software Engineer at TenX, Singapore.
- Senior Software Engineer (Rust) at IOTA, Remote.
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Quote of the Week
Roses are red, Rust-lang is fine, cannot borrow `i` as mutable more than once at a time
Thanks to Jelte Fennema for the suggestion!