Safety is Rust’s Fireflower

Steve is concerned that an overfocus on safety might sell Rust short. At its least compelling, safety turns into a PSA for you to “eat your vegetables.” And he makes a good point that for people who have only worked with safe languages, it’s a bit like se…

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New programming languages with a system-level compile target should choose Rust over LLVM. Targeting Rust can give new languages free package management, a type system, and memory safety while not imposing too many opinions on the language's runtime. With... (more…)

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