Continuing the discussion from
Difficulty of learning rust and further work on the learning curve:
Main topic of this thread: I do think it’s valuable to have Rust codebases that one can point people at when they ask “can you show me an example of good/canonical/modern/well-structured/etc Rust code”.
I’m curious what are the pragmatic views/uses of rust? Id love to see examples a non-trivial AND pragmatic rust programs side by side with go and c++. Perhaps they are out there and I just need to look. I’d love to see rust advertised as a pragmatic solution to a class of problems. In my experience it would be a great balance to the well-known complexity. People who have never written or seen rust know it’s complex and I’d like to pull out a pragmatic example and show them it’s no worse than nodejs, go, etc… IMO pragmatism trumps other inneficiencies and fringe quirks.
I applaud the poster and responders here. I see this as healthy critical discussion. I don’t interpret Peter bertoks comments as “pissed”; I see it more as intense, which I think is good that a program language should evoke intense feelings.
As someone who took to rust a few years ago, lost traction, and am now coming back to evaluate I very much appreciate discussions like these. When I evaluate a tech for adoption, which has impacts on the success of my business and my livelihood, I want to k…
Ok, I’ll bite - which parts are you not proud of?
Humor aside, I do think it’s valuable to have Rust codebases that one can point people at when they ask “can you show me an example of good/canonical/modern/well-structured/etc Rust code”. Ripgrep would be one candidate that certainly crosses my mind.