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Is AWS sponsoring Rust? Only a bit – and so is Microsoft Azure

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"I find it funny that Microsoft would not fix (i.e the SQL Server C++ bindings) to be safe (reduce raw pointers and replace with smart pointers) "

One of the key selling points of a DB is speed. Smart pointers incur a significant performance hit compared to raw pointers and whats more , they're only any use if they're pointing to objects that need to be destroyed. If they're pointing to a global memory space or memory mapped files then they're of no use and will cause problems when they try and free the memory.

I'm guessing rust has really smart pointers than know what sort of thing they're pointing to and won't do something stupid like trying to delete memory mapped data.

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