TWiR quote of the week

there are two hard problems in computer science:

  1. writing software that isn't in rust
  2. naming things

from https://view.matrix.org/room/!BHcierreUuwCMxVqOf:matrix.org/?anchor=$lmmD3T6f-OTVFqcUo1w-e1hiJQcbFwYBr_8_ezrywnk&highlight

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Quite so.

I suspect naming things should be number 1 on the list. Even Rust does not help us with that.

We've previously had QotWs that weren't specifically about Rust, haven't we? I think that's actually a good thing; QotW are quotes the community "likes", which should arguably say more about the community than about Rust the technical project.

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If being directly relevant to Rust is not required my quote of the week comes from Russell Anderson in some video about some kind of programming on YouTube I found last night:

I can make software, without knowing, whatever it is that I'm doing.

He was talking about the subtleties of Javascript. It rang true with me as I seem to have spent my life making software with a new language, operating system, application area every two years or so. Now Rust of course. Permanently in a state of not knowing, whatever it is, that I'm doing :slight_smile:

I love rust and javascript, top 2 favorite languages. Rust is very safe. JavaScript is a hot mess. I want my core game engine code safe, and my gameplay code a hot mess.

Bombfuse, on the unofficial Rust discord, on the topic of scripting languages for game engines.

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batisteo on Reddit

As a community, we won’t let the borrow checker be more friendly than us!

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considering i learned that lesson from writing a bunch of rust code, there may be more of a connection than you think :wink:

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In russian if one not sure they would say "да нет наверное" which literally translates "yes no maybe"

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I both strongly agree and strongly disagree. :slight_smile:

@Ixrec demonstrates traditional Rust trade-off bending skills.

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Telling a programmer there's already a library to do X is like telling a songwriter there's already a song about love.

-- PeteCordell #NoDealNoWay (@petecordell) January 29, 2014

Suggested by matthieum on reddit.

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The entire OP of https://old.reddit.com/r/rust/comments/dxh6pg/why_is_trpl_sold_in_the_gift_shop_at_the_spy/

My friend found several copies of The Rust Programming Language in the gift shop of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. According to him, there were no other programming-related books, only the Rust book.

Why?

I must know how this happened. Please help me solve this important mystery.

-- /u/late-rule

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I love this reply there:

"Well a Museum purpose is also memory safety, I guess."

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In case anyone just wants to know why the gift shop has TRPL, one redditor wrote them an email and got a response:

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I said it before, and I'll say it again: If one views Rust as a critique on C++, one should view it as a constructive critique.

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