Cargo VS Clippy

Compare Cargo vs Clippy and see what are their differences.


The Rust package manager (by rust-lang)


A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve your Rust code (by rust-lang)
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Cargo Clippy
133 72
8,564 7,746
1.8% 2.3%
9.8 9.9
1 day ago 5 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Cargo. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-30.
  • Announcing Rust 1.62.0
    11 projects | | 30 Jun 2022
    Can you google it please? I'm on mobile. A quick search turned this up, which should lead you in the right direction:
    11 projects | | 30 Jun 2022
    It is an unintentional breaking change in cargo_util
    11 projects | | 30 Jun 2022
    Otherwise I did include this as an option in the shorthand feature issue.
  • Rust 1.62.0
    5 projects | | 30 Jun 2022
    For those unaware, some ask "why"

    - No need to look up the version (though some IDEs do it for you)

    - Auto-completion

    - It shows you what features the crate has and whether they are activated, making it easier to discover features you need to enable or what you can remove to improve compile times

    - Make it easier to document how to add a set of dependencies needed for a project (e.g. "Run `cargo add serde serde_json -F serde/derive`")

    - The opportunity for more QoL improvements, see

    It is impressive the amount of work it took to get this ready. I took over the effort almost a year ago and at times was working full time on it (thanks to my employer). Just my part included

    - a near rewrite of the format-preserving toml parser (toml_edit)

    - a major revamp of the UI

    - a major revamp of testing

    - a near rewrite to make it compatible with cargo's code base

  • Any active open source repos built using Rust that need development ?
    11 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
    Has anyone provided feedback on workspace inheritance yet?
  • Wasi dependencies in Cargo.lock
    1 project | | 15 Jun 2022
    Cargo currently does not produce minimal lock files. During generation, it includes things like platform specific dependencies etc, which has been a blocker for other feature like platform specific cargo vendoring. The closest to a tracking issue is and a few other issues linked inside it.
  • Why are rustflags in target.cfg sections not applied?
    1 project | | 5 Jun 2022
    Ah, there is an issue for this:
  • Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V
    1 project | | 2 Jun 2022
  • How to compile for native and wasm without erasing build artifacts?
    2 projects | | 31 May 2022
    I've encountered this before when trying to compile for different targets. I found which seems relevant. In my case a workaround was to pass --target explicitly when compiling for the host.
  • Is there any docs about API
    5 projects | | 29 May 2022
    Lurker here. Haven’t started to learn rust but wouldn’t this be self documenting by looking at cargo? I have a feeling there would be little other public endpoints outside of that. Very cursory look yields:


Posts with mentions or reviews of Clippy. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-24.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Cargo and Clippy you can also consider the following projects:


rust.vim - Vim configuration for Rust.

rustfmt - Format Rust code

intellij-rust - Rust plugin for the IntelliJ Platform

RustCMake - An example project showing usage of CMake with Rust

emacs-ycmd - Emacs client for ycmd, the code completion system.

sublime-rust - The official Sublime Text 3 package for the Rust Programming Language

Rust for Visual Studio Code

CodeLLDB - A native debugger extension for VSCode based on LLDB

cargo-update - A cargo subcommand for checking and applying updates to installed executables

cargo-release - Cargo subcommand `release`: everything about releasing a rust crate.

tarpaulin - A code coverage tool for Rust projects