the new wave of rust

With the new year comes a new chance to talk about your goals for the coming months. The Rust community has issued a call for contributions to ask people what they want the Rust project’s priorities to be in 2018. However, I’m generally terrible at big-picture planning, so instead I’d like to talk about what I want to accomplish in the Rust world in 2018. Whether this slots into anyone else’s planning is another matter, but I’ll leave that as an exercise for the reader.


Rustdoc is definitely the most high-profile project I work on, and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon. Here’s a sampling of individual items that are currently in the air for me personally, and a look ahead at slightly more nebulous goals that I can muster:


Other than documentation, some “bucket list” projects for Rust have been several libraries or frameworks that either are undeveloped or under-developed, or just things that I want to iterate an API on so I can point to something I know well when introducing people to Rust. Just so I can commit my ideas to public text, here are some of the things I would like to work on:

In sum

Like I said, I’m fairly terrible at offering generalized suggestions for the tools I work with. I’m much more content to work around their foibles and within those constraints. Instead, I’m hoping to spend the next year making slick docs and slick libraries. The hope is, if I can make these happen, then we can bring more people into the Rust world.