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Updates from Rust Community



Project/Tooling Updates


Rust Walkthroughs


Crate of the Week

This week's crate is cargo-msrv, a cargo subcommand to find out the Minimum Supported Rust Version (MSRV) of your crate.

llogiq is a bit worried about not having received suggestions for two weeks in a row, but still offers you his choice.

Please submit your suggestions and votes for next week!

Call for Participation

Always wanted to contribute to open-source projects but did not know where to start? Every week we highlight some tasks from the Rust community for you to pick and get started!

Some of these tasks may also have mentors available, visit the task page for more information.

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

Updates from the Rust Project

364 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

A week dominated by one particular perf improvement that lead to huge performance gains - an avg of 5% improvement across 121 test cases! The perf improvement comes from adding an #[inline] hint to the output from #[derive(Debug)] which presumably allows the compiler to more easily do deadcode elimination reducing the binary size and the amount of code that actually needs to be code-gened.

Triage done by @rylev. Revision range: 7b97a5ca..173b6e68


(instructions:u) mean range count
Regressions ❌
0.4% [0.2%, 0.9%] 10
Regressions ❌
1.9% [0.2%, 3.6%] 12
Improvements ✅
-5.6% [-49.2%, -0.1%] 111
Improvements ✅
-3.5% [-25.0%, -0.2%] 155
All ❌✅ (primary) -5.1% [-49.2%, 0.9%] 121

2 Regressions, 2 Improvements, 3 Mixed; 3 of them in rollups 55 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:

  • 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.


Tracking Issues & PRs

Language Reference

  • No Language Reference RFCs entered Final Comment Period this week.

Unsafe Code Guidelines

  • No Unsafe Code Guidelines entered Final Comment Period this week.

New and Updated RFCs

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.

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Quote of the Week

I decided to keep learning Rust because I liked the syntax. I liked the speed. I liked the community. I liked it all. It felt like a breath of fresh air: a syntax more intuitive than Python, JavaScript, or C, yet still faster.

Goren Barak on their blog

Thanks to Goren Barak for the self-suggestion!

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, bennyvasquez.

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