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Project/Tooling Updates


Rust Walkthroughs


Crate of the Week

This week's crate is code-radio-cli, a command line interface for listening to freeCodeCamp's Code Radio music stream.

Thanks to 魏杰 for the suggestion!

Please submit your suggestions and votes for next week!

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!

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Updates from the Rust Project

389 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

A relatively quiet week for performance, with the notable exception of "Avoid GenFuture shim when compiling async constructs #104321" which brought sizeable wins on a number of stress test benchmarks. It probably won't be of huge benefit to most codebases, but should provide smaller wins to folks with large amounts of async-generated futures.

Triage done by @simulacrum. Revision range: a78c9bee..8a09420a

3 Regressions, 3 Improvements, 6 Mixed; 2 of them in rollups 43 artifact comparisons made in total

See the full report for details.

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:

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 and Updated RFCs

  • No New or Updated RFCs were created this week.

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Quote of the Week

After many years of writing bugs, and then discovering Rust, I learned to appreciate explicitness in code, and hope you eventually will too.

Artem Borisovskiy on rust-users

Thanks to Árpád Goretity for the suggestion!

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