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Discussion on: Deno for JavaScript Beginners

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🇨🇵️ Nathan Graule

Rust still performs runtime checking - (vec![0, 1, 2])[3] will throw an error at runtime (even in release mode!), so it doesn't remove all checks. Rust's claim to fame is memory correctness; if the code compiles, the executable is free of memory and concurrency bugs without any garbage collection, however there is still a runtime to Rust (like C and C++).

You don't choose Rust because it's fast. You choose Rust because you want to get as close to the "if it compiles, it works" utopia. Which is paramount for critical software like Deno.

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