By Raphaël Gomès
A basic mercurial command was benchmarked after being rewritten with Rust which showed exciting improvements.
Raphaël was excited to take this forward. However, initially this was not successful. Problems included data friction when passing data between languages. As well as missing features in Rusty Python. Work is going on to implement features in hg with mercurial with the aim to attaining the potential speed improvements that have been demonstrated.