Hi, here are the recommendations for discussion at this weeks meetings (sorry I’m running late this week - travel).
As usual, if you have comments on any of these RFCs, please add them to the discussion on the PR; they are more likely to be seen and remembered there.
Proposed for discussion at Rust meeting
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/184 - Tuple indexing - P1start Allow indexing tuples to extract their fields without destructuring. Mostly positive feedback. Recommend close as postponed - I would personally like to do this and it seems popular, but it is also backwards compatible and low priority, so we shouldn’t do it pre-1.0. Maybe we would take a patch for this though? Discussed at traige, proposed for possible merge.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/145 - Memory exploit mitigation - kmc Add attributes and compiler flags for hardening against memory exploitation. E.g., aslr, stack canaries. Not a lot of feedback for or against (some bikeshedding over how exactly to specify the level of hardening to the compiler). Recommend discuss.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/146 - Scoped attributes for checked arithmetic - glaebhoerl Use an attribute to turn on/off compiler checks for integer overflow. Make integer arithmetic checked by default. Lots of useful discussion around the details of the RFC and some debate over whether the default should be wrapping or checked. Generally positive feedback. We’ve previously said that we don’t want checked arithmetic by default, but perhaps worth discussing if we want something like this.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/156 - Change
extern "ABI" to
extern ABI or
extern(ABI) - glaebhoerl
Use an identifier rather than a string to mark the ABI of a function. Just changes the syntax, no actual enumeration of possible values.
Some discussion over the exact syntax. Mostly positive feedback. Some negative feedback since the current syntax is similar to C’s.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/159 - Introduce remaining Index traits - sfackler Add IndexGet and IndexSet traits. Change the existing Index and IndexMut traits to take self by value. Some discussion of the details, a little positive positive feedback.
Proposed for discussion at triage
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/193 - Explicit safe interfaces for unsafe code - ecl3ctic
Any function which includes an unsafe block must be marked unsafe, unless it is marked with a new
#[safe_interface] attribute which denotes unsafe functions which are safe to call.
Propose close (I suspect this is actually a safer scheme than the current one, but it doesn’t seem so much better as to be worth the extra complexity).
nmatsakis to take some measurements and report back
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/17 - Iterable trait family - erikt aturon to comment acrichto to close
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/22 - Deserializing to a stream of tagged values - erikt Changes to the deserialisation framework. Allows for decoding into an enum. No commentary for or against. Implementation in progress, RFC to be updated soon-ish.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/88 - Macro syntax to count sequence repetitions - Eridius pnkfelix + jclements to keep pushing on getting more explanation
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/101 - Allow multiple (fixed-size) subslices borrows in one pattern - krdln
Allows matching several parts of a vec in one pattern. Adds
xs..n syntax to match a fixed size slice (and changes variable sized slice pattern syntax to
Not much feedback - all positive or corrected later to be positive. Seems like a small generalisation with no downsides.
Agreed to close for now, but to accept a cut down RFC for syntactic changes in order to make such changes backwards compatible if we do them in the future. nrc to coordinate.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/113 - Provide a common API across
Option and the
Err variants of
Result - bjz
Make Option and Result more consistent.
Positive feedback for the idea, some discussion on the specifics.
I believe this was discussed before and we were going to flesh it out a bit more. Could bjz and aturon update us on progress?
To be closed, more RFCs coming from aturon.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/127 - Opt-in builtin traits, take 2: default and negative impls - nmatsakis Unsafe (trusted) traits (see also 117, now closed) which express an invariant to the compiler and default impls - which must be opted out of, rather than in. Niko to update with 1.0 path.
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/135 - where clauses - nmatsakis Allow specifying bounds on type parameters in a where clause as well as inline. This is more expressive and neater in the presence of many type parameters or bounds. Mostly positive feedback. Some worries around having inline bounds and where clauses. Some worries about the ‘multiple dispatch’ part of the proposal. Update (Niko) and to be merged
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/155 - require
impl MyStruct to be nearby the definition of
MyStruct - apoelstra
Require impls without traits to be in the same module as the types they are impls for. Solves a problem with ‘invisiible’ static methods. But prevents a (perhaps) useful pattern of dependency injection-style adding behaviour externally.
pcwalton to merge
https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/161 - int/uint portability to 16-bit CPUs - 1fish2 Change int/uint to be at least 32bit or rename to index/uindex. Recommend close (after discussion), changes to int/uint have been discussed and rejected before. No new motivation here. Postponed for discussion at the work week - I can’t remember the exact outcome, but we agreed on something and that there would be another RFC…