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

No newsletters this week.


Project/Tooling Updates


Rust Walkthroughs


Crate of the Week

This week's crate is tide-acme, a crate for automatic HTTPS certification using Let's Encrypt for Tide.

Thanks to Josh Triplett for the suggestion!

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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

327 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

A somewhat negative weak for performance where regressions outweigh improvements. Sadly, a lot of the regressions don't seem very straight-forward to understand, and so more investigation will be necessary.

Triage done by @rylev. Revision range: 9b6339e4..4896450

2 Regressions, 2 Improvements, 3 Mixed

2 of them in rollups

Approved RFCs

Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation 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.


Tracking Issues & PRs

New RFCs

Upcoming Events


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Rust Jobs




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Quote of the Week

Despite all the negative aspects, I must say that I do generally really like the poll-based approach that Rust is taking. Most of the problems encountered are encountered not because of mistakes, but because no other language really has pushed this principle this far. Programming language design is first and foremost an “artistic” activity, not a technical one, and anticipating the consequences of design choices is almost impossible.

tomaka on medium

Thanks to Michael Howell for the suggestion.

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