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Rafik Naccache

I think rust must be put in context. This is intended to be a modern systems programming language(I've seen people have developed Operating Systems with it). This is definitely not for Web or Scripting, and so what seems to be complex is just an approach to tackle what's inherently complex in systems programming, I think. You would definitely not use it to write web apps, but if you have to write firewalls or network probes, I guess this is your best choice nowadays.

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Deepu K Sasidharan Author

Yes, you are right, but I was not talking from building a web app per see, I was purely talking from the language perspective. Btw, Rust is the most impressive language I have come across.

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Rafik Naccache

Yep, it is impressive :) I know you weren't mentioning any application type, but to understand the language spirit, one must keep in his back-mind what problems it was meant to address. This was my point :)

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Deepu K Sasidharan Author

I understand, but I feel some of my criticism are still valid even in a systems programming sense also Rust is definitely being used in more than systems now, like web assembly, CLIs and so on

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