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[3]: this language is fugly
by cyrilleberger on Thu 4th Apr 2013 06:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: this language is fugly"
cyrilleberger
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2006-02-01

Your really missing the point. Ruby may not be your cup of tea but it's syntactically consistent. Just read that Rust example ...


In my opinion, the worse part is the mix between object orientation and functional approach (like in python):

for ["Alice", "Bob", "Carol"].each |&name|
let v = rand::Rng().shuffle([1, 2, 3]);

It should either be

for name in ["Alice", "Bob", "Carol"
let v = rand::Rng().shuffle([1, 2, 3]);

or

for ["Alice", "Bob", "Carol"].each |&name|
let v = [1, 2, 3].shuffle();

but missing both approaches is just confusing. This kind of design flaw was tolerable in the 80s, but if you are designing a new programming language in 2013, you should stick to one paradigm.

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