TWiR quote of the week


People aren’t kidding when they say Rust gives you superpowers. We spend more money on log storage than all of our servers combined. We can process so many requests [that] we have to spend more to store the logs from those requests than it costs us to actually process them.

State of the — Sean Griffin

Time: 24:29


Using [traits] for Inheritance was like putting car wheels on a boat because I am used to driving a vehicle with wheels.

How to become a Rust Super-developer


In theory it would be entirely reasonable to guess that most Rust projects would need to use a significant amount of unsafe code to escape the limitations of the borrow checker. However, in practice it turns out (shockingly!) that the overwhelming majority of programs can be implemented perfectly well using only safe Rust.

u/PM_ME_UR_MONADS on reddit.


“All the type and lifetime checking is great, but it didn’t prevent me from being completely retarded every now and then.”

Alan Trick,


“The name Rust suggests what it is: a thin layer on top of the metal.” - /u/c3534l



Quite complex description of the “find-this-method” task:


Found this in the old question on SO, looks like a rather laconic explanation:

Lifetimes are needed to prevent errors, but explicit lifetimes are needed to protect what little sanity programmers have.


When a turbo fish is very long, does it become a turbo eel?


“Rust. Life is to short not to use Rust.”



From #rust-offtopic


<CognitiveRadiation> da kedo itsuka kizuku deshou? sono senaka ni wa / haruka mirai mezasu tame no non-lexical-lifetime ga aru koto!


Translation please? It seems to be an anime reference?


Translation please? It seems to be an anime reference?

It’s a few lines excerpt from a song that was used as an opening for Evangelion. You can find the full lyrics and their translations on the internet. It is something that’s somewhat commonly parodied.


Like a cruel angel
Borrow-Checker, become the legend.

However someday you’ll probably realize? that what’s on your back
is the Non-Lexical-Lifetime that is there for take you towards the far future.

( These are not my native languages but… I wasn’t able to resist the temptation )


I don’t have them handy to check, but I seem to remember the official subtitles saying “a legend” rather than “the legend”, which would make sense given that Japanese doesn’t use articles the way we do and the turn of phrase is generally “become a legend”, not “become the legend”.

(“a cat”, “the cat”, and “cats” are all “neko”. It’s disambiguated by the rest of the sentence as needed.)

For what it’s worth, it also lines up with a nice fandub I ran across which fits English to the melody by translating it as “Like an angel who has forsaken sympathy, Rise up young boy and make yourself a legend.” (“Borrow-checker” replaced “Shōnen”, which basically means “boy”.)


LeetCode is now supporting Rust!


from Rust stability in 2019


Two quotes at once:


@DanielKeep on length of strings


Debugging is a scary thing:

(text is a little changed grammatically, but the formulation is preserved)


One more nice analogy: