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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.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:16PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 15 2015, @11:16PM (#183553)

    There needs to be more than just 1 implementation of Rust. Like there are many C++ compilers out there. I won't feel good using Rust until I know there are at least 2 different compilers I can use. It's good to compile systems code with multiple compilers to make sure it's good code.

  • (Score: 4, Touché) by tibman on Saturday May 16 2015, @12:15AM

    by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 16 2015, @12:15AM (#183585)

    Woah, slow down there. Let's start with more than one project written in rust.

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