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Crate of the Week

This week's crate is shame, a shader EDSL for writing render and compute pipelines in rust.

Thanks to Zicklag for the suggestion!

Please submit your suggestions and votes for next week!

Call for Participation

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If you are a Rust project owner and are looking for contributors, please submit tasks here.

Updates from the Rust Project

363 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

A fairly noisy week (many entries below dropped and untagged as regressions), largely driven by tt-muncher and html5ever. Our sensitivity assessment currently takes roughly a week since new noise starts to learn the noise level, so it can take some time for oscillations to stop reporting somewhat spurious results.

Otherwise, this week had a number of solid improvements, and was overall positive, with improvements across many benchmarks.

Triage done by @simulacrum. Revision range: 880646c..b3f4c3

3 Regressions, 6 Improvements, 3 Mixed; 3 of them in rollups 53 artifact comparisons made in total

For details, see the full report.

Call for Testing

An important step for RFC implementation is for people to experiment with the implementation and give feedback, especially before stabilization. The following RFCs would benefit from user testing before moving forward:

  • No RFCs issued a call for testing this week.

If you are a feature implementer and would like your RFC to appear on the above list, add the new call-for-testing label to your RFC along with a comment providing testing instructions and/or guidance on which aspect(s) of the feature need testing.

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

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

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Quote of the Week

Learning Rust has taught me something - "There are really no problems, just adventure and opportunities"

Adeoye Adefemi on rust-users

Thanks to Adeoye Adefemi and Anton Fetisov for the suggestion as well as Christopher Durham for the leniency.

Please submit quotes and vote for next week!

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

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