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Rishit Khandelwal
Rishit Khandelwal

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What are your thoughts on rust?

I personally like rust because of its focus on safety and those helpful compiler hints when you do something wrong.

Comment your thoughts belowy.

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Gerrit Weiermann

Yesterday I started my first project with rust (before I did only a part of the official tutorial) and was flashed about every single feature they offer :)
Currently my favorites are enums, traits and of course the memory safety :)
But actually I like everything :D

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Rishit Khandelwal Author

😃

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Vincent Milum Jr

Rust, independently as a language, seems great!

Rust tooling, on the other hand, has a LONG way to go still. The bootstrapping process is still horribly painful. Its great if you're using a pre-compiled version of it, but manually compiling Rust (assuming it successfully compiles, something that more often than not has failed for me), still takes multiple hours on a 16-core workstation. There are countless other issues I've had with the tooling, too.

So TLDR: if they slow down language development a bit and focus on tooling for a while, it would become a solid language! Until then, I won't recommend it to most, because it causes too many issues on non-dominant platforms.

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Its a great thing to see things from a tooling perspective never saw it that way 😃

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😃