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.
(Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 18 2015, @02:36PM
Simple. Widespread adoption and popularity of Rust gives you tons of 'obsolete' C/C++ code and CS grads that only know Rust. In turn, this allows you to charge more for your C/C++ coding skills. Are you ready to support Rust now?