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.
It would be interesting to get a list of people who are actively supporting this abortion of a language. This can tell us what they are really up to.
They must be trying to get everyone into programming, saying "its not difficult, anybody could do it" etc. And thus get the dumbest drooling people into the game who will tell people they are "hardcore programmers", lowering the value of real programmers. Its not dissimilar to race mixing, where everyone is equal. No, rather the dumb is the new smart; the repulsive is the new cute...
The shadow groups have been trying to get "easy" languages adopted for quite some time, but it never worked out for the simple reason that these people are rarely smart, although extremely cunning. This rust will not work out either. It will not replace any language. It will die a quiet death, and no flowers will be sent. It doesn't provide anything C++ doesn't already have (I don't even bother to look at the syntax any more set by these "language inventors").
That comment should be modded up. It's obviously not trolling. It's pointing out real problems with Rust.
I can't wait to see the Internet melt down with the flame wars between the zealots of the C++ religion and the emerging fanatics of the upstart Rust cult. This should truly be a spectacle to behold!