The categories listed on crates.io are a good means of classifying crates – if you know what you are looking for – but I got the idea of a Community Wiki as a guide to the landscape of everyday crates in the Rust ecosystem.
Do you think the need or benefit is there, and the liveliness of the community to maintain such a wiki?
The Community Wiki could be a place for sharing tips, code and cross-crate commentaries. Perhaps starting with the various Working Groups, crates central to their domains could be introduced and presented. For some domains, perhaps a process-oriented (what-do-you-want-to-do) exposition could be used.
Crates-io today has a list of categories but what I would like to see, I guess, is a more human touch to it.
Other things that could be of interest on this wiki:
- Directory of crates suitable for no-std/embedded
- Security best-practices and recipes
- FFI handbook
- “Super groups”, or topics of crate categories.
- Rust-by-example-style tips for the crates of the community, open for anyone to contribute to.