Standard Library

Rust comes with a standard library which helps establish a set of common types used by Rust libraries and programs. This way, two libraries can work together smoothly because they both use the same String type.

In fact, Rust contains several layers of the Standard Library: core, alloc and std.

  • core includes the most basic types and functions that don’t depend on libc, allocator or even the presence of an operating system.
  • alloc includes types which require a global heap allocator, such as Vec, Box and Arc.
  • Embedded Rust applications often only use core, and sometimes alloc.