[announce] fast Snappy library written in Rust


#1

Repo with links to docs and examples: https://github.com/BurntSushi/rust-snappy

I wrote a small experience report on reddit.


#2

Wow, I think this can be a great C++ vs Rust comparison! It would be interesting to know how compile times differ between the languages.

One small suggestion: in the Reddit thread, you’ve said that the Go implementation is the fastest. Perhaps this should be mentioned in the readme? Otherwise folks like me would think “wow, Rust is a tiny bit faster than C++, and C++ is obviously faster than Go, so Rust is the fastest, yay!”, which seem to be incorrect.


#3

The only thing I can conclude from the data is that they’re comparable. I added Go benchmarks to the README.