Has anyone here had any experience using Rust for short scripts? Are there any useful tools I should be aware of? I'd like to be able to run small programs and use crates without setting up a full project, if possible.
cargo-script sounds like it could be what you're looking for:
cargo-scriptis a Cargo subcommand designed to let people quickly and easily run Rust "scripts" which can make use of Cargo's package ecosystem. It can also evaluate expressions and run filters.
Thanks! That does indeed look useful. I'll check it out.