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.
(Score: 4, Touché) by nitehawk214 on Friday May 15 2015, @11:27PM
So does C++ [wikipedia.org]
"Don't you ever miss the days when you used to be nostalgic?" -Loiosh
(Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 16 2015, @03:09AM
Actually, it goes to 14 [wikipedia.org]. Soon it will go to 17!
Take that Rust! You'll need to pull off a Firefox if you want to catch up.
(Score: 3, Interesting) by davester666 on Sunday May 17 2015, @05:48AM
Isn't Mozilla driving this project? It's probably up to 5.0 already.