Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Nov 2013 23:28 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
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A couple nights ago I was looking over the UEFI spec, and I realized it shouldn't be too hard to write UEFI applications in Rust. It turns out, you can, and here I will tell you how.

Language gets me giddy, but thank god lots of other people get giddy over stuff like this.

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'Language gets me giddy'
by l3v1 on Wed 20th Nov 2013 07:31 UTC
l3v1
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2005-07-06

Well, 'enabling' the masses to code for uefi gives me the creeps. The least you can do is force them to code as low level as possible, then at least you can force a harder entry level and maybe not all the code jockeys will think they can create safe and trustable uefi programs. But that ship has seemingly sailed already.

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RE: 'Language gets me giddy'
by kwan_e on Wed 20th Nov 2013 08:50 in reply to "'Language gets me giddy'"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

This is the kind of reasoning why those early computer scientists hated Grace Hopper's ideas of a compiler because it enabled us peons to work computers. They too thought all computer programming should remain low level switch flipping to discourage people from thinking they could do it too.

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RE: 'Language gets me giddy'
by lucas_maximus on Wed 20th Nov 2013 15:54 in reply to "'Language gets me giddy'"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Your comment reeks of elitism.

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