[rust-dev] Renaming of core and std

Erick Tryzelaar erick.tryzelaar at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 09:44:47 PDT 2013

There are still a couple things in std that depend on rustrt:


Can we include moving these into core as part of a rename? I believe that's
the one main holdup that is keeping us from breaking std up into external

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 9:38 AM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry at gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 for "extra".  It has a nice semantic smiley face all over it.
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM, Patrick Walton <pwalton at mozilla.com>wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> There's been consensus lately that `core` and `std` are somewhat
>> misnamed. `core` is really the standard library--the one that would be
>> specified in a specification if we had one. `std` is an "extras" library
>> and may well end up sliced up and moved to various packages.
>> So it seems prudent to rename `core` to `std`. But that leaves the
>> question of what to name `std` in the interim. Options that have been
>> suggested are `extra`, `ext`, and `contrib`.
>> Any other opinions?
>> Patrick
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