Traits Working Group

Traits Working Group

working group status: retired

Scope and purpose

The traits working group is dedicated to improving the trait system implementation in rustc. This working group is a collaboration between the lang team and the compiler team. We have a number of inter-related goals:

  • designing new trait-related language features;
  • documenting and specifying the semantics of traits in Rust today; and,
  • improving the trait solver implementation in rustc.

A big part of this work is transitioning the compiler to use a Chalk-style solver, but along the way we hope to make targeted fixes to the existing solver where needed.

How to participate

Please take a look at our dedicated repository, rust-lang/wg-traits for all the details!