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Crate of the Week

This week's crate is hifitime, a high fidelity time management library.

Thanks to Christopher Rabotin for the self-suggestion.

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Call for Participation

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Updates from the Rust Project

373 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

A week with a large amount of changes in rollups, which makes performance triage difficult. The performance team and the infra team are working on finding ways to automate marking PRs as likely a poor choice for rolling up. Otherwise, the week overall saw a ~1% improvement in incremental check builds, with smaller improvements to incremental debug and release builds. A number of benchmarks have been updated in the last few weeks, which has meant a decrease in the automated noise assessment's algorithm performance, but that should settle out to steady state behavior on its own in the next few days.

Triage done by @simulacrum. Revision range: 949b98ca..4e1927d

5 Regressions, 4 Improvements, 7 Mixed; 7 of them in rollups 50 artifact 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:

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.


  • No RFCs entered Final Comment Period this week.

Tracking Issues & PRs

New and Updated RFCs

  • No New or Updated RFCs were created this week.

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Quote of the Week

Relying on the programmer to always read, comprehend, and remember the documentation – and then do everything right, every time – is how we get bugs.

Cliff Biffle on his blog

Thanks to Brian Kung for the suggestion!

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