A few weeks ago, I mentioned Rust Doc Days. This was an event where the Rust community made a conscious effort to improve Rust’s documentation.
Throughout this blog post, “we” refers to the quasi-official Rust docs team.
How did it go?
The first Rust Doc Days was, we felt, a successful event. We deliberately kept the event low key to try to work the kinks out.
Over the two days, a few pull requests with new documentation were made. You can see the list below:
On the whole, we felt like we all could have done more, but we made a good showing. Most importantly, though, we got new people to contribute documentation!
Documentation is something that normally feels like housekeeping – we don’t want to do it, but we do it when friends and relatives are coming over. Working on documentation at the same time as other people was helpful – it’s easier to clean when someone else is there with you.
Right now, not a whole lot. We’re regrouping and working on a few documentation RFCs. We’d like to plan another Rust Doc Days event for the future and put more effort into bringing new people in as well as streamlining the event.