Rustup VS rust

Compare Rustup vs rust and see what are their differences.


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Rustup rust
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4,340 461
2.6% 7.6%
8.9 10.0
4 days ago 12 days ago
Rust Rust
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Rustup. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-22.
  • Protect rust source files under ~/.rustup/toolchains/ with NeoVim
    2 projects | | 22 Nov 2021
    _G.protect_rust_files = function() -- protect rust source files under ~/.rustup/toolchains/ -- idea from -- and local protect_dirs = { "" .. vim.fn.expand "~" .. "/.rustup/toolchains/", "" .. vim.fn.expand "~" .. "/.cargo/git/", } for _, prefix in ipairs(protect_dirs) do if string.match(vim.fn.expand "%:p", prefix) ~= nil then = true = false end end end
    3 projects | | 22 Nov 2021
    _G.protect_rust_toolchain = function() -- protect rust source files under ~/.rustup/toolchains/ -- idea from -- and local rustup_toolchain_root = "" .. vim.fn.expand "~" .. "/.rustup/toolchains/" if string.match(vim.fn.expand "%:p", rustup_toolchain_root) ~= nil then = true = false end end vim.api.nvim_command("autocmd BufReadPost *.rs lua protect_rust_toolchain()")
  • Sigstore – A new standard for signing, verifying and protecting software
    4 projects | | 9 Aug 2021
    This is pretty cool and i think one of the good application areas of distributed ledger technology.

    Signing is still a hard problem, even for established projects like Rust. Right now, rustup does not verify signatures in any way or form. The security is solely thanks to https and the S3 bucket not being compromised.

  • Getting Rust, ah yeah
    1 project | | 24 May 2021
    since aarch64-apple-darwin is still only a Tier 2 target.
  • Announcing Rustup 1.24.0 | Rust Blog
    1 project | | 27 Apr 2021
    In addition to the release notes, rustup also has experimental support for rustls now instead of using the builtin tls library. You can try it out by setting the RUSTUP_USE_RUSTLS env var.
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got an easy question? Ask here (17/2021)!
    8 projects | | 26 Apr 2021
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got an easy question? Ask here (16/2021)!
    15 projects | | 19 Apr 2021
    It might help to file an issue at
  • How to write the `channel` for `rust-toolchain.toml`?
    1 project | | 30 Mar 2021
    PR #2653 which introduced the rust-toolchain.toml file is very recent and will only land in rustup version 1.24 from what I can tell. You can check what version you have using rustup --version but from what I can tell the latest publicly available stable version is 1.23. This seems to be a case where the docs have been updated faster than the change actually landed.
  • Looking for an open-source project to join part-time
    11 projects | | 14 Mar 2021
    While I'm somewhat biassed, I'd say that the rustup project ( acts, not only as a gateway into using Rust, but also as a gateway into developing on Rust projects. If you look at you'll find a lot of issues where the devs (including me) are prepared to help you get on with making a useful contribution to the ecosystem.
  • Rustup, Cargo, Rustc??
    2 projects | | 1 Mar 2021


Posts with mentions or reviews of rust. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-30.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Rustup and rust you can also consider the following projects:

zig - General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software.

Nim - Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).



Elixir - Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications

tonic - A native gRPC client & server implementation with async/await support.

scala - Scala 2 compiler and standard library. For bugs, see scala/bug

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

AutoHotkey - AutoHotkey is a powerful and easy to use scripting language for desktop automation on Windows.

regex - An implementation of regular expressions for Rust. This implementation uses finite automata and guarantees linear time matching on all inputs.

iced - A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm

odbc-api - ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) bindings for Rust.