How Much Does Rust's Bounds Checking Actually Cost?

- Griffin Smith tl;dr: "Since Rust isn’t a fully dependently typed language where we can prove the lengths of our buffers at compile time, it resorts to runtime bounds checks to ensure that indexing always remains safe. In practice, this means that every time you index into a slice, the Rust compiler will emit a sequence of instructions that checks if your index is within the bounds of that slice, and panics if it isn’t."

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Hard Mode Rust

- Alex Kladov tl;dr: "This post is a case study of writing a Rust application using only minimal, artificially constrained API (eg, no dynamic memory allocation). It assumes a fair bit of familiarity with the language."

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Announcing The Keyword Generics Initiative

- Yoshua Wuyts tl;dr: "We are excited to announce the start of the Keyword Generics Initiative, a new initiative under the purview of the language team. We're officially just a few weeks old now, and in this post we want to briefly share why we've started this initiative, and share some insight on what we're about."

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Almost Rules

- Alex Kladov tl;dr: "In this post, I’d want to catalog some of the cases I’ve seen in the Rust programming language where I think an internal boundaries were eroded with time."

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Rust's Unsafe Pointer Types Need An Overhaul

- Aria Beingessner tl;dr: "When I was working on this stuff we had too naive of an understanding of how pointers should work. Others have done a lot of great work to expand this understanding, and now the flaws are all the more glaring." This article is broken up into 3 parts: conceptual background, problems with the current design, and proposed solutions.

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Rust Compiler Ambitions For 2022

- Felix Klock Wesley Wiser tl;dr: "This document is structured into three parts: our Overall Themes for this year, the Concrete Initiatives we have resources to drive, and Aspirations for what we could do if given more help."

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A Rust Match Made In Hell

tl;dr: "Let's take a look at a footgun that cost me, infamous Rust advocate, suspected paid shill about a week." The author describers how the match expression caused surprising behavior in his code, causing it to deadlock, and how the Rust community are providing recourse. 

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Rust Takes A Major Step Forward As Linux's Second Official Language

- Steven Vaughan-Nichols tl;dr: "Today, not only is Rust, the high-level system language moving closer to Linux, it's closer than ever with the next "patch series to add support for Rust as a second language to the Linux kernel."

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Announcing Rust 1.56.0 And Rust 2021

tl;dr: This version of Rust stabilizes the 2021 edition, with (1) Disjoint capture, (2) IntoIterator for arrays, and more.

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Rocket: A Web Framework For Rust

- Mark Litwintschik tl;dr: "Web framework written in Rust. It provides a concise API and is opinionated and feature-rich beyond what you would typically find in a micro-framework."

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