Tim Holloway wrote:One of the big selling points of Rust is that provides safety to some of the most dangerous types of software.
Unfortunately, for most applications, reliability is held by management to be of little account. In fact, I was terminated from a job position once and the excuse given was that I spent too much time on reliability instead of just "getting it done". This was a shop that considered it more acceptable to reboot one of the production servers once a day when it went South rather than have someone actually fix the offending software.
One of the great virtues of open-source software, however, is that there's rarely the quality-reducing pressure to be "productive" and often a lot of desire on the part of the designers to try out some flashy new technology (not that commercial developers don't also have that itch!). So it's open-source and those rare institutions which still support Research and Development over just pushing any old trash out the door in order to make this quarter's profit goals who tend to make up the early adopters. Only if/when tangible benefits appear is wider acceptance likely. I have little doubt that a lot of people who encountered Java in its early days disparage it because it wasn't lean and clean like C.
Tim Holloway wrote:Also, have you tried the Rust Playground? Then the whole OS issue becomes Somebody Else's Problem: https://www.rust-lang.org/learn/get-started
I'm going to spin up a Vagrant box and try "Rustup". I'll let you know what happens.
Tim Holloway wrote:Sorry, I didn't mean to interfere with your chances of scoring free swag. But I'm too blind to see where Docker got mentioned there. And the best place to get help for Docker is in our Cloud forum, I think.
I did a quick check of my own and there's a Rust project at the Docker hub that allows you to create your own custom Rust container from a Dockerfile.
Personally, I'd probably spin up an independent VM if I wanted to be able to play with Rust temporarily .
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