Today, we’re excited to release the alpha version of Rust 1.0, a systems programming language with a focus on safety, performance and concurrency.
This release marks a huge milestone for Rust and its community.
It’s feature-complete now (hence the 1.0).
But not yet API-frozen.
In fact, the I/O and path-manipulation modules are unstable-gated in non-nightly builds at the moment, pending a big pre-1.0-final rewrite.
It’s an incredibly well-designed language that competes with Go. Same performance, same feature set, similar goals (systems programming), but vastly different syntax details. Once the tooling is in place, Rust could go somewhere (a programming language without a really great IDE is just sad.)