I searched for “how do I make an HTTP request in Rust?”. I’m a newbie, we do things like that. Don’t judge.
I found this. I still don’t know how, because the answer marked correct refers to a library that a comment from 2016 informs me is no longer supported. There’s also a helpful comment pointing me at cURL, which is written in C, which is the opposite of safe.
It does appear that the right answer, in 2017, is hyper.
I do not have warm fuzzies from this experience.
Update: Headache-inducing head slap from this (answer with 1 vote: “It is now 2017, and rustc-serialize is now deprecated as well…”), which happened 30 minutes after the above.