An Anonymous Coward writes:
After many years of waiting, version 1.0 of the Rust programming language has finally been released. The Rust home page describes Rust as "a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents nearly all segfaults, and guarantees thread safety."
Thanks to the hard work of noted Rust core team members Yehuda Katz and Steve Klabnik, Rust is now poised to become a serious competitor to established systems programming languages like C and C++.
The announcement has brought much jubilation to the followers of Rust, who have been eagerly awaiting this milestone release for so long. With only 1,940 open issues and over 11,500 issues already closed, Rust is finally ready for users to build fantastically reliable software systems using it.
Remember, people who like Rust are called Rustaceans, and they should never be called Rustafarians. [ycombinator.com]
Steve Klabnik did his social justice duty and pointed out that "The community generally doesn't like that name, as it has awkward, appropriating connotations. [ycombinator.com]"
I can appreciate his concern for appropriation of minorities' identities. I'm an African Pygmy who works as a software developer. Unfortunately, a good fraction of the jobs available to me involve handling and authoring ".py" files. The cultural appropriation of my people triggers the fuck out of me rendering me unable to work. I wish all white/yellow men developing programming languages would follow Steve's enlightened example.