Networking WG newletter #1


This is the first newsletter of the new Networking Services WG. Our goal for Rust 2018 is to solidify the foundations of the networking story in Rust, including async I/O, shared interfaces, and documentation.

Updates on async/await

  • The RFC introducing async/await syntax is in its final comment period and, barring any last-minute issues, should be merged in the next few days! @withoutboats is beginning a preliminary implementation.

  • There’s a new RFC revising our proposal for the standard library support needed for async/await. The main shift is to provide a more gradual migration path toward “pin”-based APIs, which we’re still learning how to work with effectively. @aturon is actively working on a futures 0.3 branch embracing this approach. Help wanted: once the foundations are in place, there will be a lot of parallelizable work here; please let @aturon know if you’re interested in helping with futures 0.3!

Updates on futures

Broader discussion

  • Several people have asked about low-level networking, e.g. implementation of a TCP stack. The WG would love to assemble a critical mass of folks interested in this space to help drive efforts there and to inform work elsewhere. There’s a general issue you can use to get discussion going.

Join in!

You can find ongoing discussion in the issue tracker and the Gitter channel.

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I’d be interested to hear more about how to help with futures 0.3.



Hi. I’m a newbie to Rust (background in C, Objective-C, Swift, and Python). How can I help?


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