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.
> Compiler crashed, I don't use buggy software.
But you do use buggy anecdotes.It was a beta, it was supposed to be buggy.
No, pre-alpha and alpha software is allowed to be buggy. Beta software should be release-grade software (that is, without bugs), but just not yet proven to be without problems. Once this release-grade software is proven during the beta testing period, it can be released. In fact, when done properly, the beta release directly becomes the final release.