The Future of Clippy


Changes are coming to clippy!


Would it not be useful to retain the ability to use clippy with nightly even after it becomes available for use with stable? Or is that not feasible?


I had that same thought at first, but it turns out they mean something different by ‘blocking nightlies’:

It means that if clippy doesn’t compile there won’t be a nightly that day. This is the case for RLS/rustfmt/etc.

So they’re not going to remove the ability to run Clippy on nightly - in fact, quite the opposite, there should never be a nightly version where Clippy won’t work.