Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 22:10 UTC
General Development "Today Mozilla and the Rust community are releasing version 0.1 of the Rust compiler and associated tools. Rust is a strongly-typed systems programming language with a focus on memory safety and concurrency. This is the initial release of the compiler after a multi-year development cycle focusing on self-hosting, implementation of major features, and solidifying the syntax. Version 0.1 should be considered an alpha release, suitable for early adopters and language enthusiasts. It's nifty, but it will still eat your laundry."
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Very Promising
by Rooki on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 23:02 UTC
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It's like they've taken all the good bits from Haskell and thrown them into a C-like language making them not hurt your (my) brain so much. The new interfaces they've added is especially cool.

See http://doc.rust-lang.org/doc/tutorial.html for a overview of the language.

Edit: Also the fact that the authors are dogfooding the language by writing the compiler in it speaks volumes to me.

Edited 2012-01-23 23:07 UTC

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