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Rusty Linux kernel draws closer with new patch adding support for Rust as second language

DrXym Silver badge

Re: Is it just me ?

You're right it doesn't protect you from application level bugs, but it *will* protect you from pointer/reference exceptions, data races, double frees, buffer under/over flows. The sort of things that can crash or compromise software.

Even the most experienced, specialised, & scrutinized C & C++ programmers in the world are victim of these issues, so what does that say of the trillions of lines of code written by other programmers?

So that's the problem Rust is there to solve and why it has garnered so much interest from the likes of Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others. It's not hype either, it's proven technology.

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