Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 13 submissions in the queue.
posted by takyon on Friday May 15 2015, @10:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the already-rusty dept.

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.

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:02PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:02PM (#183540)

    I don't think C is going anywhere anytime soon for serious work. I'm reminded of this particular rant from Linus []. That was a rant against C++ mind you. I was looking over the error handling [] 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.

    Starting Score:    0  points
    Moderation   +1  
       Interesting=1, Total=1
    Extra 'Interesting' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   1  
  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:09PM (#183548)

    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.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:35PM (#183565)

    Posting AC.

    Yeah, no shit. I was somehow confused by the "Anonymous Coward" name on your post. Thanks for clearing that up.

  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Saturday May 16 2015, @10:20AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday May 16 2015, @10:20AM (#183716) Journal

    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.

    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.