This year I wanted to learn either rust or go. Go is used more where I work, but I know of more fun oss uses rust.

Dessalines
mod
admin
101Y

Rust is faster, has faster webservers, has generics, and has more open source development.

Ephera
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1Y

I currently have to work with a Python framework which advertises itself as being “as fast as Go and Node.js”.
Aside from that comparison being completely worthless in general, they’re also basically saying that they’re average at best. Sure, that’s decent for Python, but also still just really underwhelming.

@biscuitsofdeath
creator
21Y

Thanks for the references. Oss is real important. I’ll look up to see if it has a good testing suite.

Maya
admin
51Y

this is the kind of question that tends to set off holy wars. 😬 anyway, I don’t have insight into the devs’ choices, but I’d say you should try a little of both before digging deep into one.

Dessalines
mod
admin
41Y

Haha I couldn’t help myself. I’ve played with go a little, haven’t used it that much, but I def like rust a bit better, and of course rust’s speed is the reason there’s so much hype to re-write everything in it.

Maya
admin
31Y

Go’s memory management is the reason to use it and the reason not to use it, so any kind of take around that is totally fair. Idk, I feel like wanting to have something with or without garbage collection is such a stark difference that I don’t fully understand why people get so het up about the comparison.

There is a decent amount of open source dev. around it in the “cloud tools” world but most of the projects aren’t as fun as the weird Rust stuff people seem to do (Dendrite excepted :) ) Generics are coming, though, and so far the proposals look pretty good. I’m hopeful to see how it develops in the future.

@biscuitsofdeath
creator
11Y

I have some time coming up to learn about go. I really want to learn both, but that burnt me last time when learning Java and c#/c.

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