TWiR quote of the week

If you actually had Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), or knew someone who did, you would have written that joke as follows:

<bad joke>
No, we don’t have Dissociative Identity Disorder.
At least, that’s what we tell ourselves when we ask ourselves that question.
</bad joke>

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This is a known issue which will probably get fixed at some point. For now, don’t do impossible things; the restaurant at the end of the universe is overrated, anyway.

Quxxy in https://www.reddit.com/r/rust/comments/7ywsco/is_this_a_bug_in_the_compiler/dujoh2v/

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<mbrubeck> 'cause I'm so Into::<You>::into(you)

(on #rust-beginners)

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I’d like to nominate @Bors this week, for its reply to previous candidate @QuietMisdreavus:

Bors replied: (emphasis mine)

Rust is so intelligent, even the build bots have a sense of humour! :smiley:

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…Well there are some places go[lang] can’t go, but Rust can!.. ~ Rust Nairobi Meetup Attendee

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Imagine going back in time and telling the reporter “this bug will get fixed 16 years from now, and the code will be written in a systems programming language that doesn’t exist yet”.

https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2018/03/09/a-new-preferences-parser-for-firefox/

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If Rust is martial arts teacher, Perl is a pub brawler. If you survive either, you’re likely to be good at defending yourself, though both can be painful at times.

(Via https://vorner.github.io/2018/03/11/Should-you-learn-rust.html)

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Why is this design the best in the space of possible designs?

Being the only design makes it the best design by definition

via https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/2341 from @oli_obk

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Can someone tell me what the fuck is going on? Miri? PR? Succinct? Turing? What evaluation? What does nightly rust mean? Jesus did I just have a stroke? I just play rust

/u/StimpakJunkie at In the culmination of an epic PR, nightly Rust is now using the Miri interpreter for all constant evaluation

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“Crate friends” would be a good name for a TV show about Rust.

– Sergio at #rust-libs, https://botbot.me/mozilla/rust-libs/2018-03-18/?msg=97958042&page=3

durka42: use std::antigravity;
durka42: error: flying is unsafe
      * snowe laughs
feliix42: durka42: Needs an RFC

– durka on #rust

https://botbot.me/mozilla/rust/msg/97987324/

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I think that one of the biggest problems with Rust right now is that people treat it like they do with C: people are so used to just telling the compiler “shut up, I know what I’m doing” that when Rust fights back and says “no, you actually can’t do that,” people get rather upset and feel like the compiler is just being picky, rather than feeling like they are actually at fault.

by @clarcharr, https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/2357#issuecomment-376392428

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/u/Elnof in this Reddit thread.

C++ is mentioned in that comment but the same can be said of many other languages.

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I found this in the doxidize docs, and thought it was amusing:

When you invoke doxidize clean, here’s what happens:

It deletes the target/docs directory. While this seems straightforward, note that there’s at least one bug in the current implementation.

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There are no emoji for higher-order-camels, so please don’t ask about that case :wink:

— shepmaster, https://github.com/rust-lang/rfcs/pull/2389#issuecomment-378753609

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A bit sharp, but nevertheless funny:

Haskell/Idris folks is probably the last group of users I’d personally care about, they have every piece of punctuation occupied for something highly useless for non-PL-enthusiasts.

petrochenkov on internals

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Holy ****! This compiler is like my dad, won’t let me do anything wrong!!

@cg-cnu’s wife expressing rust’s safety morals, in isn’t rust too hard to be adopted (censored by me, just in case)

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Rust is one of those friends that take some time to get along with, but that you’ll finally want to engage with for a long term relationship.

From this blog post about Go

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I’ve become fearless in Rust, but it’s made me fear every other language…

u/bluejekyll on reddit

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last time i talked to the infra team they made a bot to replace kennytm. i fear if I ask them to write a rust based unikernel with a custom os to host the docs they’ll actually do it

@killercup on Twitter

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