Is it a joke, or does everyone seem to have “rust” in mind these days?
Somehow it got voted the most “loved” language in the 2016 stackoverflow survey. Yet is still missing from the “top”, “trending” or “popular” lists.
Rust In a Nutshell
- designed to be memory safe, and it does not permit null pointers or dangling pointers
- free and open source - dual-licensed under Apache 2.0 and MIT
- an object system based around implementations, traits and structured types
- ad-hoc polymorphism
- strong typing
- a reputation for introducing breaking changes and poor documentation
Rust is governed by..
- a single compiler implementation, written in Rust though originally bootstrapped with OCaml
- the first “stable” version of the Rust, version 1.0.0, was released in May 2015
The Rust ecosystem includes:
- Cargo - dependency manager and build tool
- Rustfmt - coding style enforcement
- The Rust Language Server - IDE integration for code completion and inline error messages
The goal of Rust is to be a good language for creating highly concurrent and highly safe systems.
Rust solves the three big problems of C/C++ without introducing garbage collection or extensive run-time processing:
- agreement on memory allocation size
- agreement on memory ownership and de-allocation
- agreement on concurrent memory access