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.
Ya, ok, so we are competeing for developers.How about we stop doing that and look at languages like colors on a pallete?Want to paint a red sky? Maybe rust is the color of choice for your particular project.
It is getting real annoying how these "Dice" type stories intended to probe and spread propaganda are defecating all over our news space.
And no, I don't want to know yet another fucking language that some Human Resource clerk is going to post on their job board next to the 10 or 20 other standards and protocols and languages we are magically suppose to know.
We'd rather just use C++. We can use it for low level systems programming. We can use it for high level application programming. We can use it for everything in between. We get faster code out of it than we get out of nearly every other programming language, except C, but then again almost all C code is also C++ code. Why the fuck do we need a "pallete" of programming languages when C++ already does everything just fine?
Why the fuck do we need a "pallete" of programming languages when C++ already does everything just fine?
I once gave a co-worker a mind-fuck by showing him how to calculate the first few dozen zeroes of the Bessel functions of first and second kinds from just two lines of python code using numpy and scipy extensions; I can also do it with their derivatives too. And to top it off, my code was easy to decipher. Let's see you do that in C++. Yeah, yeah...I know. the code under the hood is really C/C++. Still...it was impressive. I am not as familiar with R, but I gather that you can do some pretty amazing stats calculations in a very few lines of code using that language. Why reinvent the wheel when someone has already done it for you?