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Why not Rust? - ErHong - 20-02-2015

In the development section of the site, there s a Go and C subcategory. Obviously, this category is for general purpose, structured programming languages, and given Go's recent appearance on the development horizon, I am curious as to why Rust isn't listed.

Personally, I have little preference (scripting and markup is my forté anyway!), so I was hoping someone a bit more experienced in structured programming development could explain to me why the forum decided not to include Rust in the category title. Is there a lack of support? Not enough community members involved in Rust development?


RE: Why not Rust? - venam - 20-02-2015

At the moment the development section of the forums isn't the most active one.
There's no need to add new sections. If you have something interesting to post which is related to Unix then do it in another section and we'll move the threads later.


RE: Why not Rust? - nounoursheureux - 20-02-2015

I think they just don't want to include every programming language that serves the same purpose as C/C++/Go. You could also ask "Why not D". I don't think the mods have anyhing against Rust :P
Edit: too late :P


RE: Why not Rust? - ErHong - 20-02-2015

Cool. Just wondering if there was a more purposeful reason behind the decision :)


RE: Why not Rust? - xnil - 07-03-2015

As an avid Rust user and a contributor to rust-lang, I would welcome replacing the non-systems language Go with Rust.


RE: Why not Rust? - z3bra - 07-03-2015

maybe there is juat not enough rust users to have a dedicated section


RE: Why not Rust? - LIESard - 18-03-2015

Seeing as Go, C and C++ are together, why not just rename the category to add Rust? They basically have the same purpose anyway


RE: Why not Rust? - hades - 24-03-2015

A better idea would be to give a more general name such as "Systems Languages" and then put "C, C++, Rust, etc" in parentheses.


RE: Why not Rust? - ErHong - 27-03-2015

(24-03-2015, 10:05 AM)dbcooper Wrote: A better idea would be to give a more general name such as "Systems Languages" and then put "C, C++, Rust, etc" in parentheses.

I think that's the best way to go, too.


RE: Why not Rust? - xnil - 31-03-2015

(24-03-2015, 10:05 AM)dbcooper Wrote: A better idea would be to give a more general name such as "Systems Languages" and then put "C, C++, Rust, etc" in parentheses.
+1