signal-hook VS rust

Compare signal-hook vs rust and see what are their differences.


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signal-hook rust
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Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of signal-hook. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-03.
  • How to do graceful shutdown in rust for cli programs?
    5 projects | | 3 Apr 2021
    After few hours of search, I found signal-hook. The issue now is it will not kill process immediately, instead it will wait until the sleep function is done.
    5 projects | | 3 Apr 2021
    If you're interested in the techniques people use here, you might take a look at signalfd - which gives you a way to read signals as-if through a file pipe (so you can use it with things like select/epoll loops) - or signal-hook's implementation of the signal-pipe pattern (which makes use of the fact that write is on the list of async-signal-safe system calls).


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 2022-11-29.
  • Rust crate to convert HSV to RGB in a const context?
    2 projects | | 29 Nov 2022
    Until #![feature(const_fn_floating_point_arithmetic)] is stabilized, you'd have to use a macro. Floating point math is allowed in const initializers (const FOO: f32 = 1.0 + 2.0;) even though it isn't yet allowed in const fns.
  • Falsehoods programmers believe about undefined behavior
    3 projects | | 28 Nov 2022 is tracking the removal of this.
    3 projects | | 28 Nov 2022
    There's others — search with label:I-unsound in the Rust issue tracker. For example, #44454 is UB accepted by current safe Rust. There's a total of 61 open issues labeled I-unsound right now, but the majority are either not for stable Rust, involve interactions with FFI, or otherwise aren't just language definition / compiler bugs.
  • The math on how much stuff is needed for an intermittent energy future
    2 projects | | 27 Nov 2022
    Happy to share my analysis if anyone is curious, although you would need to be able to read rust code. I'd like to extend it some time to work out how much electrolysis/fuel-cell capacity you'd need to make it work with hydrogen storage.
  • Is there a RFE for this feature and if so, what is it called?
    7 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    Every one of those 3 is a sensible feature. Not only is impl Trait on variables consistent with the existing use of impl Trait, but the RFC for it was accepted ( and the feature is in development ( To jump from there to the desired feature only requires the addition of features irrelevant to putting impl Trait on variables.
    7 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    Feature 1 already has an accepted RFC ( and is in development (
    7 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    Unsized rvalues, maybe. It'd let you have a variable of type dyn Iterator without boxing or a reference.
  • What are some awesome low level projects in rust?
    6 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    Rust itself or Cargo
  • I wrote a library that emulates dyn traits from Rust in C++
    4 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    #![feature(trait_upcasting)] on nightly
    4 projects | | 26 Nov 2022
    #![feature(trait_upcasting)] on nightly, though there is still the limitation around trait objects of multiple traits. From the RFC description,

What are some alternatives?

When comparing signal-hook and rust you can also consider the following projects:

carbon-lang - Carbon Language's main repository: documents, design, implementation, and related tools. (NOTE: Carbon Language is experimental; see README)

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

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

Odin - Odin Programming Language

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

mimalloc - mimalloc is a compact general purpose allocator with excellent performance.

go - The Go programming language

spaCy - 💫 Industrial-strength Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Python

Rustup - The Rust toolchain installer