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posted by takyon on Friday May 15 2015, @10:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the already-rusty dept.

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.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 17 2015, @01:33AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 17 2015, @01:33AM (#183898)

    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++. 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?