Rust reverses research ruin

31–07–2019

I’ve been learning how to use Rust. It’s quite the hot-hot thing in the world of programming at the moment. I think I can see why; the safety through interesting borrowing mechanics, the ease of installing libraries and writing tests. It’s all there. I’m a big fan of compiled languages too, despite using Python an awful lot. I’m a bit old-school — I like C++ and C. Hell! I’ve even used Fortran! But I want to see where the modern edge of compiled languages is and I think Rust is it. So much so that I now use it in my research and I like to write a little about why.