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 kristoph on Thu 4th Apr 2013 02:19 UTC in reply to "RE: this language is fugly"
kristoph
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Your really missing the point. Ruby may not be your cup of tea but it's syntactically consistent. Just read that Rust example ...

- what is the value of 'let'; obviously the compiler can implicitly identify new variables (notice there is no type declaration)

- why pair for and each, don't both implicitly mean the same thing (they do in most languages)

- why do I need to put do in front of a spawn which takes a closure as it's param (there is no good reason, it's just how they decided it should be)

If you try to learn Rust you'll see it's full of these dumb arbitrary decisions. It's like French and masculine and feminine verbs. There are some rules and then there is stuff that just is. French has an excuse, it's developed over thousands of years, a modern computer language should be better thought out.

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