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.
I don't think C is going anywhere anytime soon for serious work.
of this particular rant from Linus [cat-v.org]. That was a rant against C++ mind you.
I was looking over the error
handling [burntsushi.net] that another poster complained about. It's interesting. It looks
like they pulled in some ideas from Haskell, and are giving you low-level tools
to reinvent exceptions if that's what you want. Guess what though? I'm willing
to wager that Linus doesn't want to reinvent a features that he hates in C++,
using a new language. Long live King C, JMHO... but not enough to stake
my sweet, sweet userid on it. Posting AC.
I think Rust is going to fizzle out. It doesn't bring enough gains, and its ownership semantics are a real fucking whore to deal with. Average programmers just won't be able to understand it. Rust will be yet another item in Mozilla's long, long list of failed projects.
Yeah, no shit. I was somehow confused by the "Anonymous Coward" name on your post. Thanks for clearing that up.
So Linus does not like C++. So what? Linus is not god, nor his prophet, he's not even the pope. He's not infallible. Everything he says is just his own personal opinion, which probably is often right, but for sure not always.
If Linus says something about OS kernel development, I tend to believe him. If he says something about any other topic, I have no reason to believe him more than anyone else developing software.