rustfmt VS rust-analyzer

Compare rustfmt vs rust-analyzer and see what are their differences.

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rustfmt rust-analyzer
56 128
5,489 12,854
0.6% 0.8%
8.3 9.9
3 days ago 2 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of rustfmt. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-03.
  • Let else will finally be formatted by rustfmt soon
    5 projects | /r/rust | 3 Jul 2023
    The new style still supports single line let-else, and there is a configuration parameter to make it be on one line also for longer lines.
    5 projects | /r/rust | 3 Jul 2023
    Yacin Tmimi for actually implementing the bloody thing
  • Is rustfmt abandoned? Will it ever format `let ... else` syntax?
    11 projects | /r/rust | 3 Jun 2023
    I’m not sure they are? I don’t mean this to criticize anybody on the project — I’m sure they have other things going on — but there are a whole bunch of open PRs without even a single comment.
    11 projects | /r/rust | 3 Jun 2023
    It seems there is an issue about this dating all the way back from 2018 but yet it still hasn't been fixed.
    11 projects | /r/rust | 3 Jun 2023
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here (22/2023)!
    10 projects | /r/rust | 29 May 2023
    However since 4179 recent versions should merge configuration files. Not sure what the details / specifics are but if just ignoring the file entirely is not good enough you might give it its own directory and rustfmt.toml file and see if that works.
  • Rust Tips and Tricks #PartOne
    3 projects | | 8 Apr 2023
    Rustfmt is a tool that formats Rust code in compliance with style guidelines. Its name precisely reflects its purpose. To install rustfmt, you can run rustup component add rustfmt. Once installed, you can execute cargo fmt to format Rust code in your workspace. If you require further information, you can visit rustfmt’s GitHub repository.
  • What are some good practices when writing rust?
    2 projects | /r/rust | 28 Feb 2023
    code must be formatted with rustfmt.
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here (5/2023)!
    19 projects | /r/rust | 30 Jan 2023
    Yes, some cases are not yet supported (
  • How do I stop RustFmt from turning this…
    2 projects | /r/rust | 17 Dec 2022
    Just FYI, the let-else suggestions will only work until rustfmt settles on a format for it. So you may be surprised when this happens and it suddenly changes.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rust-analyzer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-11.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rustfmt and rust-analyzer you can also consider the following projects:

vscode-rust - Rust extension for Visual Studio Code

Clippy - A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve your Rust code. Book:

intellij-rust - Rust plugin for the IntelliJ Platform

rust-analyzer - A Rust compiler front-end for IDEs [Moved to:]

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

coc-rust-analyzer - rust-analyzer extension for coc.nvim

eglot - A client for Language Server Protocol servers

Rust for Visual Studio Code


typescript-language-server - TypeScript & JavaScript Language Server

vim-lsp-settings - Auto configurations for Language Server for vim-lsp

tree-sitter-rust - Rust grammar for tree-sitter