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Rust Standard Library Cookbook

By : Jan Hohenheim, Daniel Durante
Book Image

Rust Standard Library Cookbook

By: Jan Hohenheim, Daniel Durante

Overview of this book

Mozilla’s Rust is gaining much attention with amazing features and a powerful library. This book will take you through varied recipes to teach you how to leverage the Standard library to implement efficient solutions. The book begins with a brief look at the basic modules of the Standard library and collections. From here, the recipes will cover packages that support file/directory handling and interaction through parsing. You will learn about packages related to advanced data structures, error handling, and networking. You will also learn to work with futures and experimental nightly features. The book also covers the most relevant external crates in Rust. By the end of the book, you will be proficient at using the Rust Standard library.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)


This final chapter leads us to the most important experimental features in Rust, provided on the newest nightly toolchain. As of the time of writing, this is rustc 1.25.0-nightly. If you are using rustup (, you can set it as your default toolchain like this:

rustup default nightly

These recipes will ensure that you stay ahead in your knowledge of Rust, and are ready to use them effectively once they are stabilized, or right now in your own unstable apps.

All of the recipes in this chapter have varying stability guarantees. Many will undergo drastic changes before they land in the stable toolchain, and others are nearly done. This means that some of the example code provided is expected not to work on your newest nightly. When this happens, you can find help in two places: