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Eli

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Rust or Go

Just wanted some pros and cons of both languages

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Amin Arria

Any particular use case?

I've used both and prefer Rust, but Go is way easier to learn and get a MVP out.

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Harsh Shandilya

For different use cases you'll find each of them having a different set of benefits or shortcomings over the other, so knowing a bit about what you intend to do would make it easier to offer an informed opinion.

That being said, Rust is slightly harder to get into but a much better option than Go where basic things like error handling may feel incredibly backwards depending on how you view languages. Rust code has a reputation along the lines of "if it compiled then it works", which is always nice.

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Davide Del Papa

These kinds of discussion are seldom useful. Each language is a tool, and as such maybe there are use-cases in which each excels at, while the other "kinda sucks".
The question is not focused at all.
Besides, asking these kind of questions might result more in a war-of-religion (kind of) than a useful source of insights.

Maybe if you changed the post and described what you are trying to achieve, which level of understanding of expertise is expected, etc, you could get much useful material

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Ranieri Althoff • Edited on

Go is a terrible language, lacking a lot of ever basic features (e.g it has no error handling, no generics, no math functions for integers...). If you used any other language to it's full power before, you will notice it very quickly.

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Junhao "Jerry" Zhang

yeahhh I'm so disappointed it doesn't even have sane memory management

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Ben Halpern
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Rishit Khandelwal

I personally prefer rust over go, cause first, u get better code completion in vscode,
second, you get very helpful hints from the compiler if u do something wrong.
third, list goes on and on

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Ben Halpern

This isn’t very helpful. I’m sure someone can weigh in on some thoughts here.