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 Jaxxed on Thu 4th Apr 2013 06:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: this language is fugly"
Jaxxed
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2010-05-29

Not to get too of topic, nor to defend french, but in my experience (6-10 spoken languages investigated,) english is the only language I've encountered without the strong gender emphasis.
Also, most of the gender emphasis is actually object concepts (nouns and adjectives.)

I know that I am being a bit silly by pointing this out, but it is because there are some languages out there that can import foreign words properly, as they break the gender emphasis and then can't be used properly (declinated or conjugated.)

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RE[4]: this language is fugly
by kwan_e on Thu 4th Apr 2013 08:48 in reply to "RE[3]: this language is fugly"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Not to get too of topic, nor to defend french, but in my experience (6-10 spoken languages investigated,) english is the only language I've encountered without the strong gender emphasis.
Also, most of the gender emphasis is actually object concepts (nouns and adjectives.)


Chinese and Japanese have no genders for words.

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RE[4]: this language is fugly
by Savior on Thu 4th Apr 2013 20:29 in reply to "RE[3]: this language is fugly"
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2006-09-02

Neither does Hungarian or Finnish. According to the Wikipedia, only about one fourth of the world's languages use grammatical genders*. It's more of an indoeuropean / semitic thing.

* Though it is well possible that, apart from the ones mentioned by us, the biggest languages fall into this category.

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