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 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE: this language is fugly"
kristoph
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I was not really making a comment about the benefit/advantage of Ruby. I was just pointing out that it was much cleaner syntactically. Python is fine too (and even less verbose). Heck, even Objective C is nicer then Rust to my eye.

All I am saying is if your trying to build a new language make it VERY readable, do away with addition keywords and constructs that don't add tangible meaning, try to maintain consistency in syntax and not require arbitrary 'grammar' or abbreviations.

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