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Rust Standard Library Cookbook

By : Jan Hohenheim, Daniel Durante
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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)

How to do it...

  1. Create a Rust project to work on during this chapter with cargo new chapter-seven.
  2. Navigate into the newly-created chapter-seven folder. For the rest of this chapter, we will assume that your command line is currently in this directory.
  3. Open the Cargo.toml file that has been generated for you.
  4. Under [dependencies], add the following line:
rayon = "1.0.0"

If you want, you can go to rayon's page ( to check for the newest version and use that one instead.

  1. Inside the src folder, create a new folder called bin.
  2. Delete the generated file, as we are not creating a library.
  3. In the src/bin folder, create a file called
  4. Add the following code and run it with cargo run --bin par_iter:
1  extern crate rayon;
2 use rayon::prelude::*;
4 fn main() {
5 let legend = "Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis
The Wise?";
6 let words: Vec<_> = legend.split_whitespace...