More information on the deprecated crate language in .rc files

I came across this mailing list entry by Brian Anderson on the crate language that was used in .rc files. The predecessor to the existing .crate files.

While we no longer need to learn or use the crate language, can anyone point me towards legacy documentation of the deprecated language?


Out of curiosity took a look at when the first github commit was made.
The ‘.rc’ files exist back then.

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I’m not sure that it was ever particularly documented; the basic idea would be that an .rc file (for “rust crate”) would contain metadata, information about dependencies, as well as define your entire module structure.

Take for example (thanks @jonh for the easy link)

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Thanks for the information. :slight_smile: