How often does Rust change?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how often Rust changes. There are some people that assert that Rust stays fairly static these days, and there are some people who say Rust is still changing far too much. In this blog post, I want to make a data driven analysis of this question. First, I will present my hypothesis. Next, my methodology. Then, we’ll talk about the results. Afterward, we’ll discuss possible methodological issues, and possible directions for further research.
As said on twitter:
My personal take on Rust changing: to me, it feels like we had more change in the past than we have today. The changes are also getting more minor. This will be my hypothesis.
There are tons of different ways that we could measure the question “how often does Rust change?” So before I started collecting data, I had to decide some details.
I realized that my...
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