[Video 258] Alex Crichton: The Rust Programming Language

Rust is a programming language from Mozilla Labs  that has been getting a growing degree of attention. As Rust developer Alex Crichton describes in this talk, Rust aims to provide a systems language, similar to C or C++ in the degree of control that it gives programmers — while providing the reliability and safety of high-level languages such as Python, Ruby, and JavaScript.   How does it aim to do this, and why are so many programmers interested in Rust? This talk describes the design goals of Rust, and the ways in which it tries to bridge the gap between control and safety, two goals that other languages would have us believe are mutually exclusive.

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