TWiR quote of the week

I was thinking about analogies with Rust:

Rust and its borrow checker are like proper form when lifting boxes. While you might have been lifting boxes "the natural way" for decades without a problem, and its an initial embuggerance to think and perform proper lifting form, it is learnable, efficient, and prevents some important problems.

Or more succinctly:
C/C++: It'll screw your back(end).

And got the great reply:

  1. there’s a largish group of men who would feel their masculinity attacked if you implied they should learn it
  2. while it's learnable finding usefully targeted educational resources are hard to come by
  3. proper form while lifting boxes are a really terrible way to model graphs
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