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Crate of the Week

This week's crate is argh, a small opinionated argument parsing library for Rust.

Thanks to Vikrant for the suggestions!

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Updates from Rust Core

261 pull requests were merged in the last week

Approved RFCs

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New RFCs

No new RFCs were proposed this week.

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Quote of the Week

This week we have two (related) quotes:

Even with just basic optimization, Rust was able to outperform the hyper hand-tuned Go version. This is a huge testament to how easy it is to write efficient programs with Rust compared to the deep dive we had to do with Go.

[..] After a bit of profiling and performance optimizations, we were able to beat Go on every single performance metric . Latency, CPU, and memory were all better in the Rust version.

Jesse Howard on the discord blog

The consistency angle really shouldn’t be overlooked. Performance is nice, but slow and consistent can still be planned for much more easily than inconsistent.

That was the big aha moment about Rust for me when I pushed out my first project using the language. Being nervous about it I had added way too much instrumentation so that I could know how every bit of it was responding to real traffic. But as soon as I started seeing the data, I was convinced that my instrumentation code was broken. The graphs I was seeing were just so...boring. Straight lines everywhere, no variation...after 24hrs, the slowest response (not P99...literally P100) was within 75ms of the fastest response.

/u/tablair commenting on /r/rust

Thanks to Jules Kerssemakers and Stephan Sokolow for the suggestions!

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