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: this language is fugly
by thesunnyk on Thu 4th Apr 2013 00:29 UTC in reply to "this language is fugly"
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As someone who's done embedded programming, I love Rust. So I'm really resisting the urge to say something nasty about your upbringing.

Ruby and Rust are completely different beasts. Rust is completely interoperable with C, and could conceivably be used in writing an operating system, or OS-level code. You'd have to compare it to something like Go as opposed to Ruby, and even Go would be considered higher level.

Considering where it sits on the spectrum of where you can execute Rust, the language is nicer than anything you could come up with.

And Ruby is a bloated, slow and awful language and you're a terrible person and I hope everyone gets cupcakes except you.

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