Episode #10

Hitting A Bug in the Rust Compiler - While Writing A Boring Link Checker

Hot off the press, here's a brand new episode of Hello Rust, hosted by yours truly: Matthias Endler. While checking links is not the most exciting topic of all times, let's all enjoy the simple things and be modest in your expections. Oh, we also hit a Rust compiler bug in stable Rust (ICE, as the cool kids call them), which panics the program (fixed in nightly).

▶ Run and edit the code on Gitpod


commandline, url, checking, ice, compiler bug

Things I mentioned during the show

  • githubrs: https://github.com/github-rs/github-rs
  • reqwest: https://github.com/seanmonstar/reqwest
  • https://github.com/ptasz3k/md-link-check
  • envy: https://github.com/mre/envy
  • snippet: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=vscode-snippet.Snippet
  • https://emojifinder.com/
  • Tips for faster compile times: https://endler.dev/2020/rust-compile-times/


  • Color scheme: Github Dark

Resources and licenses

  • Juanitos - Hola Hola Bossa Nova https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRq53VCMsao
  • Cardenio Modern Font by the amazing Nils Cordes (nilscordes.com)
  • Clapping sound by theliongirl10 on freesound https://freesound.org/people/theliongirl10/sounds/411217/
  • Cinematic boom by juskiddink on freesound https://freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/130890/
  • Snap sound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWvTV9Tl5PE
  • Der Sommer: Chorus: Ach, Das Ungewitter Naht by MIT Concert Choir https://freemusicarchive.org/music/MIT_Concert_Choir/Haydn_The_Seasons_Die_Jahreszeiten/19_-_Der_Sommer-_Chorus-_Ach_Das_Ungewitter_Naht
  • Yay sound: https://freesound.org/people/Reitanna/sounds/323703/


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