Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:41 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Big news from Mozilla and Samsung today: the two have been working on a new browsing engine together, developed from the ground-up to be completely new, and it's written entirely in Rust, a new safe systems language developed by Mozilla. "Rust, which today reached v0.6, has been in development for several years and is rapidly approaching stability. It is intended to fill many of the same niches that C++ has over the past decades, with efficient high-level, multi-paradigm abstractions, and offers precise control over hardware resources. But beyond that, it is safe by default, preventing entire classes of memory management errors that lead to crashes and security vulnerabilities. Rust also features lightweight concurrency primitives that make it easy for programmers to leverage the power of the many CPU cores available on current and future computing platforms." The work is on-going, but of course, all code is out there right now.
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RE[2]: this language is fugly
by M.Onty on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE: this language is fugly"
M.Onty
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If you can reach everything you need to in a room, and its not got mold, lice, cockroaches or rats, then any further cleanliness is theoretically pointless. And yet, for some reason, a clear room makes for a clear mind.

So strictly speaking no, it doesn't matter, except that it makes it easier to type quickly and understand when reading, which you'll get the hang of in time in any case. But in our minds a clean aesthetic to the language implies a clean aesthetic to the architecture and methods. That's quite important, especially when a programmer spends more time staring at the text file than the actual resultant program.

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