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Crate of the Week

This week's crate is cargo-release, a cargo subcommand that makes every crate release a breeze.

Thanks to dpc for the suggestion!

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Call for Participation

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Updates from the Rust Project

289 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

A quiet week for regular rustc performance; incremental builds (particularly ones with little recompilation to do) saw an average 1.5% improvement. rustdoc also saw several notable optimizations land which improve performance, particularly on larger benchmarks.

Triage done by @simulacrum. Revision range: 72e74d..7bc7be

3 Regressions, 5 Improvements, 2 Mixed; 2 of them in rollups 30 comparisons made in total

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:

  • No RFCs were approved this week.

Final Comment Period

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Tracking Issues & PRs

New RFCs

  • No new RFCs were opened this week.

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Quote of the Week

Usually Rust figures out the Sartre question by itself

kornel on rust-users

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This Week in Rust is edited by: nellshamrell, llogiq, cdmistman, ericseppanen, extrawurst, andrewpollack, U007D, kolharsam, joelmarcey, mariannegoldin.

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