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Rust Implements An IDE Protocol From Red Hat’s Collaboration With Microsoft and Codenvy

An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld:
Developers of Mozilla’s Rust language, devised for fast and safe system-level programming, have unveiled the first release of the Rust Language Service, a project that provides IDEs and editors with live, contextual information about Rust code. RLS is one of the first implementations of the Language Server Protocol, co-developed by Microsoft, Codenvy, and Red Hat to standardize communications between IDEs and language runtimes. It’s another sign of Rust’s effort to be an A-list language across the board — not only by providing better solutions to common programming problems, but also cultivating first-class, cutting-edge tooling support from beyond its ecosystem…

The Rust Language Service is “pre-alpha”, and the whole Language Service Protocol is only currently supported by two IDEs — Eclipse and Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code. Earlier InfoWorld described it as “a JSON-based data exchange protocol for providing language services consistently across different code editors and IDEs,” and one of the Rust developers has already developed a sample RLS client for Visual Studio Code.


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