i ran through the rust “getting started” page (https://www.rust-lang.org/learn/get-started). it's a hello-world project that has the rust crab mascot say hello, and consists of 10 lines of code actually written.
it results in pulling in 25 separate dependencies totalling up to 97 megabytes.
for reference the entire cowsay source is 168 lines/4 kilobytes of perl.
@nytpu They could have created that library without importing any dependencies. But the website is just demonstrating how to import a crate and use it.
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