Looking back at Rust in 2018
A careful reader will note the date of this post; it’s fundamentally in response to this call for blog posts, with a rhetorical device of looking backwards as if my personal plans for Rust came true. If you’re reading this in 2019 or beyond, this may be a work of fiction.
It’s been an exciting year for Rust. Well, it depends on what you mean by “exciting”, exactly. In a word, this year has been about polish. I find this kind of thing exciting! It’s a very different kind of exciting than the “new and shiny” exciting. It’s “take what we have and make it shiny.”
Let’s recap the major achievements of the year.
First of all, we shipped our first epoch! If you type
cargo new today, you’ll see a new shiny entry in your
[package] name = "new-program" version = "0.1.0" authors = ["steveklabnik <firstname.lastname@example.org>"] epoch = "2018" [dependencies]
What does this
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