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Project/Tooling Updates


Rust Walkthroughs



Crate of the Week

This week's crate is endbasic, an emulator friendly DOS / BASIC environment running on small hardware and the web.

Thanks to Julio Merino for the suggestion.

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Call for Participation

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Updates from Rust Core

254 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

Mostly quiet week; improvements outweighed regressions.

Triage done by @simulacrum. Revision range: 9a27044f4..5aff6dd

1 Regressions, 4 Improvements, 0 Mixed; 0 of them in rollups

Full report here.

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

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Tracking Issues & PRs

New RFCs

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Quote of the Week

Beginning Rust: Uh why does the compiler stop me from doing things this is horrible

Advanced Rust: Ugh why doesn't the compiler stop me from doing things this is horrible

qDot on twitter

Thanks to Nixon Enraght-Moony for the self-suggestion!

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

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