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Updates from Rust Community


Project/Tooling Updates



Crate of the Week

This week's crate is fast_pool, a fast async pool based on the flume channel crate.

Thanks to zhuxiujia for the self-suggestion!

Please submit your suggestions and votes for next week!

Call for Participation; projects and speakers

CFP - Projects

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Updates from the Rust Project

194 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

Overall, this week had very few regressions and a moderate amount of improvements. The two biggest improvements came in how metadata was being encoded including a change to only store StableCrateId once in DefPathTable which yielded a 0.3% average improvement across 79 different benchmarks.

Triage done by @rylev. Revision range: 1ab783112..67b6975


(instructions:u) mean range count
Regressions ❌
0.7% [0.3%, 1.5%] 8
Regressions ❌
0.8% [0.2%, 1.3%] 23
Improvements ✅
-0.6% [-2.6%, -0.2%] 121
Improvements ✅
-5.2% [-62.5%, -0.2%] 53
All ❌✅ (primary) -0.5% [-2.6%, 1.5%] 129

2 Regressions, 3 Improvements, 1 Mixed; 0 of them in rollups 46 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.


  • No RFCs entered Final Comment Period this week.

Tracking Issues & PRs

Language Reference

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

Unsafe Code Guidelines

  • No Unsafe Code Guideline RFCs 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

Some people don't believe in life after death... Rust doesn't believe in magic after compilation.

Stephan Sokolow on rust-users

Thanks to Todd Fleming for the suggestion!

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

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