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Updates from Rust Community

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Project/Tooling Updates


Rust Walkthroughs


Crate of the Week

Despite having no nominations, this week's crate is firestorm, a fast intrusive flamegraph profiling library.

llogiq is pretty pleased anyway with the suggestion.

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Call for Participation

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Updates from Rust Core

340 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

A mostly quiet week, though with an excellent improvement in bootstrap times, shaving off a couple percent off the total and 10% off of rustc_middle due to changes in the code being compiled.

Triage done by @simulacrum. Revision range: ea09825..f1c47c7

1 Regressions, 2 Improvements, 1 Mixed

Approved RFCs

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Quote of the Week

Have you seen someone juggle several items with one hand? That's the point of async. Blocking (non-async) it like writing - it requires constant work from each hand. If you want to write twice as fast you'll need two hands and write with both at the same time. That's multithreading. If you juggle, the moment the item leaves your hand and is in the air, you have it left with nothing to do. That's similar to network IO - you make a request and are just waiting for the server to respond. You could be doing something in the meantime, like catching another item and throwing it back up again. That's what "await" does - it says I threw and item into the air, so I want my current thread / hand to switch over to catch something else now.

/u/OS6aDohpegavod4 on /r/rust

Thanks to Jacob Pratt for the suggestion.

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This Week in Rust is edited by: nellshamrell, llogiq, and cdmistman.

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