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This is a relatively quiet week, since nrc was out. We did, however,
decide to place RFC #1260 into FCP. This RFC concerns allowing the
use of a re-export for the
main function. We also decided to accept
RFC #1245, which permits
const fn functions to be declared
Quiet week this week. The meeting consisted primarily of triage and minor bug fixes.
This week the primary libs focus was resolving several outstanding issues and PRs that needed a team-wide decision. We also discussed the following nursery nominations:
along with more general process clarifications around the nursery.
We also saw a proposal for moving
liblibc out of the nursery, while
simultaneously greatly clarifying its purpose and design:
RFC: Promote the
libccrate from the nursery
There has been significant discussion around
no_std and friends,
which is currently in FCP:
- FCP Issue #27701: Tracking issue for libcore stabilization
Other FCP issues for 1.5 stabilization are available here; please leave feedback!
Finally, we accepted the RFC on wildcard dependencies in crates.io:
No RFCs moved into FCP this week.
Some exciting developments happened in the past few weeks on the tooling and infrastructure point, here’s some of the highlights:
- Basic NetBSD/amd64 has landed in the compiler.
Support for a
cfgoption was added and then used to add support for rumprun.
- A linkage issue with MSVC was fixed, one of the last few remaining issues to a smooth MSVC experience!
Cargo now warns about
*dependencies when publishing a crate in accordance with RFC 1241.
Cargo now accepts multiple
-pparameters to all of its commands to allow operations such as testing multiple packages in one go.
- multirust now has Windows support through an MSYS shell, and soon there may even be a Rust version of multirust!