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.
C++ could run just as fast as C code, *IF* you mostly use C-style coding.
I once rewrote a routine to read a file huge text file with 3D coordinates and values,from using standard C++ streams to C's fscanf().
It was EIGHT times faster. And no, it was not badly written in C++. I had already optimized the hell of it, avoiding creating std::string objects, etc, even with the help of my brilliant coworkers (one of them, which is a HUGE fan of C++, was latter hired by Amazon).