What's everyone working on this week (10/2019)?


New week, new Rust! What are you folks up to?


I released lpc82x-pac 0.6 last week. Next up is lpc82x-hal. I think I’ll release the next version pretty soon, as I plan to use it for our embedded Rust workshop at emBO++ next week.


Merged a PR from /u/svartalf into uom (type-safe zero-cost dimensional analysis) to add a number of ElectricCharge and ElectricPotential units and then released the change as v0.21.1.

The last few weeks I’ve been researching ways to make uom more ergonomic. So far I’ve been stymied by the lack of GATs and specialization issues with associated types. I have some additional ideas to look at this week.


I’m new to Rust but I have two learning projects on the go:

The first is a toy-transpiler that transpiles Ruby to Javascript. I originally built it while following along with Gary Bernhardts “A Compiler from Scratch” screencast.

The second is a command line tool called mojo inspired by Bullet Journal. The daily entries are markdown files with notes, tasks, etc. I’m looking to make something to help with reviewing previous entries and migrate incomplete tasks to the current entry, or to a backlog for future prioritization. My biggest challenge right now is I want to be able to launch vim from inside Rust, but Googling is not really getting the results I need :confused:


For my job, I’m currently building a blockchain API with dummy implementations to go with the MerkleTree API with even dumber implementation that I built last week. I’m learning a lot about traits.

In personal development, I’m writing a book on memory management in Rust. I’m learning a lot about emory management in Rust. :wink:


Not to dissuade the project, but I’ve used https://github.com/vimwiki/vimwiki for similar purposes. It’s pretty nice!


Switched my game from using amethyst_animation to a logic clock based system, which is much simpler when choosing data based on collection indexes.

Probably deserves a blog post / talk, as the code change was done incrementally, such that it had a “feature toggle” to swap from the old implementation to the new one. Switch was done in one commit, so there’s this nice stat:

50 files changed, 83 insertions(+), 2514 deletions(-)

Btw, this doesn’t negate the value of amethyst_animation – I didn’t need interpolation / multiple animations starting at different points in time.

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Still continuing my journey to Rust contributing to https://github.com/svenstaro/miniserve/

I learn a lot, be it on Rust and on contributing in general. Also, I think the tool is great, and will be awesome when all features will be added. Exit SimpleHttpServer :slight_smile:


Managed to publish a little command line utility called vdot today, https://crates.io/crates/vdot.

It can make .env files from configuration downloaded from Vault.

Very new to rust, so I’m very open to feedback on where I could be doing better, feel free to drop comments in the repository.

What's everyone working on this week (12/2019)

I have progressed my mod music player project a bit further by getting to grips with the Rust module system and improving the set of sound effects supported by the player. The rust module system is like the rest of the language. Quite different from other languages but for a good reason.

See https://www.codeslow.com/2019/03/mod-player-in-rust-part-5-rust-modules.html for the full update.