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Crate of the Week

This week's crate is heck, a no_std crate to perform case conversions.

Thanks to Edoardo Morandi for the suggestion!

Please submit your suggestions and votes for next week!

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 calls for testing were issued 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.

Call for Participation; projects and speakers

CFP - Projects

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.

CFP - Speakers

Are you a new or experienced speaker looking for a place to share something cool? This section highlights events that are being planned and are accepting submissions to join their event as a speaker.

If you are an event organizer hoping to expand the reach of your event, please submit a link to the submission website through a PR to TWiR.

Updates from the Rust Project

498 pull requests were merged in the last week

Rust Compiler Performance Triage

Even though the summary might not look like it, this was actually a relatively quiet week, with a few small regressions. The large regression that is also shown in the summary table was caused by extending the verification of incremental compilation results. However, this verification is not actually fully enabled by default, so these regressions are mostly only visible in our benchmarking suite, which enables the verification to achieve more deterministic benchmarking results. One small regression was also caused by enabling frame pointers for the Rust standard library, which should improve profiling of Rust programs.

Triage done by @kobzol. Revision range: e919669d..21d94a3d


(instructions:u) mean range count
Regressions ❌
2.5% [0.4%, 7.8%] 207
Regressions ❌
2.9% [0.2%, 8.3%] 128
Improvements ✅
- - 0
Improvements ✅
-1.0% [-1.3%, -0.4%] 4
All ❌✅ (primary) 2.5% [0.4%, 7.8%] 207

4 Regressions, 1 Improvements, 6 Mixed; 4 of them in rollups 67 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


New and Updated RFCs

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Quote of the Week

In 10 years we went from “Rust will never replace C and C++” to “New C/C++ should not be written anymore, and you should use Rust”. Good job.

dpc_pw on lobste.rs

Thanks to Dennis Luxen for the suggestion!

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