Rust 2018

Rust 2018 was the Rust v1.31.0 release on December 6. I read through the release notes shortly after it was released, but just now finally read through Rust 2018 is here… but what is it? to get another perspective on it.

I’m pretty excited about the upcoming async/await syntax and have a situation where I would like to use it. I was looking at using Tokio right now, but since I am not in an immediate rush I can wait a little bit to see how everything shakes out. Hopefully it won’t be too long!

I should start using Clippy when I am writing Rust code because I usually do it in isolation (at least right now). Having a tool help me write more idiomatic code is really valuable.

The post talks about changes to macros. I’ve been intending to learn more about writing macros, and there are some tidbits in the post that make me think now is a good time to do that.

I still do not write Rust mostly out of interest, but there’s something I really like about the language and community that keeps me going.