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December 2, 2020

Why scientists are turning to Rust

Example of a scientist turning into Rust.
Some arguments in favor of Rust:

  • Microsoft use it too to rewrite parts of Windows because 70% of their bug fixes each year are related to memory safety. Something that can not happen in Rust.
  • the engine Servo of Firefox is written in Rust
  • It is the fastest growing language according to Github
  • the compiler produce high informative error messages
  • a well complete and high-quality ecosystem: tooling (cargo, clippy, , community, IDE integration, Rust playground

BUT the learning curve is steep.

Idea to learn Rust : RIIR scientific algorithm :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Blog Stéphane Bortzmeyer: RFC 8961: Requirements for Time-Based Loss Detection

Comment reconnaître un paquet perdu et quels sont les protocoles pour éviter, détecter et réparer ce genre de problème ?

Hire people who give a shit. - Rational in the Fullness of Time


To be more specific, there’s actually two things to screen for:

  1. they give a shit about X, and
  2. they give a shit about their work in general.