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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RE: Ah yes, rust
by shmerl on Tue 24th Jan 2012 15:00 UTC in reply to "Ah yes, rust"
shmerl
Member since:
2010-06-08

Yes, I didn't understand the need for aggressive abbreviation there. Does it really help anyone?

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RE[2]: Ah yes, rust
by oinet on Wed 25th Jan 2012 15:50 in reply to "RE: Ah yes, rust"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

1) In earliest days of UNIX it was probably harmless when APIs (let alone commandline utilities) where few and hence collisions were unlikely. But things have grown since then, making it a necessity to avoid abbreviations for the sake of avoiding collisions...at least.

2) "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." -Albert Einstein

3) "Give me a pot, i don't feel well!" -My mind

Edited 2012-01-25 15:51 UTC

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