The Rust Programming Language
This repository contains the source of "The Rust Programming Language" book.
You can also read the book for free online. Please see the book as shipped with the latest stable, beta, or nightly Rust releases. Be aware that issues in those versions may have been fixed in this repository already, as those releases are updated less frequently.
See the releases to download just the code of all the code listings that appear in the book.
$ cargo install mdbook --vers [version-num]
To build the book, type:
$ mdbook build
The output will be in the
book subdirectory. To check it out, open it in
your web browser.
$ firefox book/index.html # Linux $ open -a "Firefox" book/index.html # OS X $ Start-Process "firefox.exe" .\book\index.html # Windows (PowerShell) $ start firefox.exe .\book\index.html # Windows (Cmd)
$ google-chrome book/index.html # Linux $ open -a "Google Chrome" book/index.html # OS X $ Start-Process "chrome.exe" .\book\index.html # Windows (PowerShell) $ start chrome.exe .\book\index.html # Windows (Cmd)
To run the tests:
$ mdbook test
We'd love your help! Please see CONTRIBUTING.md to learn about the kinds of contributions we're looking for.
Because the book is printed, and because we want to keep the online version of the book close to the print version when possible, it may take longer than you're used to for us to address your issue or pull request.
So far, we've been doing a larger revision to coincide with Rust Editions. Between those larger revisions, we will only be correcting errors. If your issue or pull request isn't strictly fixing an error, it might sit until the next time that we're working on a large revision: expect on the order of months or years. Thank you for your patience!
We'd love help translating the book! See the Translations label to join in efforts that are currently in progress. Open a new issue to start working on a new language! We're waiting on mdbook support for multiple languages before we merge any in, but feel free to start!
To scan source files for spelling errors, you can use the
script available in the
ci directory. It needs a dictionary of valid words,
which is provided in
ci/dictionary.txt. If the script produces a false
positive (say, you used word
BTreeMap which the script considers invalid),
you need to add this word to
ci/dictionary.txt (keep the sorted order for