Beginner Seeking Pointers/Tips on Code

Hello, I am new to Rust, I was hoping if anyone had the time they could look over my code and give feedback. Just things like poor practices, beginner mistakes, etc. Thank you in advance!

https://crates.io/crates/cloudwatch_logging

Hello, welcome to the Rust forums! I've never used Amazon CloudWatch, so I can't test there, but here are some things I noticed while reading your code:

  1. When logging, please do not require log messages to be Strings. This adds extra overhead that isn't necessary because the messages will not be mutated after creation. Instead, use a str reference like &'a str. You will need to add lifetimes to your LogLevel enum, but it will make your library a lot more friendly.
  2. Less of a critique, but perhaps you could add a library feature that toggles on and off the color code formatting when logging. Codes like \x1b[0m do not work on certains platforms, like some Windows versions. (I'm pretty sure the old cmd.exe doesn't support them, but I haven't tested it.)
  3. I'm noticing a frequent use of <br><br> in your documentation. In general that shouldn't be necessary and makes reading the un-rendered code comments more difficult. You can test the documentation output with cargo doc.
  4. In lib.rs, you re-export items from the prelude. This is more of a style thing, but usually lib.rs re-exports from the actual modules and the prelude re-exports from lib.rs (or the modules directly). This isn't big though, so you don't need to change it.
  5. I recommend running your code through rustfmt and clippy to catch any other mistakes that I missed.

That's all that I've seen so far without extensively going over your code. Some of the things look quite professional, so good job! I hope that you've enjoyed using Rust. :slight_smile:

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