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 lucas_maximus on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 20:00 UTC in reply to "RE: this language is fugly"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Generally yes. Readability is important, since most of your day is spent reading code rather than writing it (Today I maybe spent a solid 30 minutes writing code out of my 9 hour shift).

Ruby and the Rust Syntax demonstrated has some familiarities with Visual Basic. Most programmers hate Visual Basic mainly due to its syntax and partly because a lot of awful code is written in it.

I find that Syntax hard to read especially since the characters in both examples mean completely different things in C like languages, VB and Python (not sure about others).

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allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Generally yes. Readability is important, since most of your day is spent reading code rather than writing it (Today I maybe spent a solid 30 minutes writing code out of my 9 hour shift).

Ruby and the Rust Syntax demonstrated has some familiarities with Visual Basic. Most programmers hate Visual Basic mainly due to its syntax and partly because a lot of awful code is written in it.

I find that Syntax hard to read especially since the characters in both examples mean completely different things in C like languages, VB and Python (not sure about others).


Readability, understandability, with all these clean code, I can't understand why most posts here don't mentioned Ada or Pascal?

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Readability, understandability, with all these clean code, I can't understand why most posts here don't mentioned Ada or Pascal?


<rant>
Because hipster kids don't known them and think only C and C++ have compilers available to them.
</rant>

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Name one popular modern language runtime or framework that uses them?

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