Monthly review: December

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New Sponsors

I'm incredibly thankful to the following people for sponsoring my open source work this past month: @repi, @oli-obk and @yaahc.

If you like what I'm doing and want to support my work, please consider sponsoring

What I've worked on

If you're familiar with how this website looks, you can probably tell that it has a slightly new look. Also, if you were to look into my personal documents directory, you could most likely tell that it had been recently cleaned and organized …again. Hello procrastination!

Looking at the November review, I have to admit that I didn't follow through with all the goals I wrote down:

  • I absolutely did not continue with the tiny compiler. I'm currently stuck on implementing the visitor and I'm honestly not sure if it's worth it to continue
  • I reviewed some Clippy PRs, but I've felt a lack of motivation in reviewing for some reason. I also didn't contribute as much as I used to

I did a few other things, though:

I now have a Patreon page! Setting up Patreon required a lot more work than setting up GitHub sponsoring and I'm still not 100% happy with it. I would like a nicer header image and improve on the goals a bit as well.

Apart from the Patreon page, I've been working through Ralf Jung's Rust 101 course to check up on my Rust fundamentals. What I like most about this course is the focus on exercises. As a result of the course I created about 25 new flashcards mostly around raw pointers and std::sync.

I also updated the Clippy changelog for Rust 1.39 and 1.40.

Reflections & Goals for January

This January I want to try and find my Clippy/Rust motivation again. I think, after we finished completing the rustfix testing issue in September, I was lacking a new clearly defined goal.

To put down some more precise goals:

  • I want to try out embedded rust development to see how it feels and possibly contribute back some documentation
  • I want to fix a bug where Clippy never stops running.
  • I want to continue with splitting up Clippy's UI test files to make the output more manageable.

That's all I have for now. See you here for the January review!


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Philipp Hansch

Full Stack Developer

Philipp is a full stack developer currently heavily involved with Rust. Most notably he's a member of the Clippy team where he helps with bugfixing and documentation. You can follow him on Twitter and find him on GitHub as well as Patreon.