I saw this
topic in the maidsafe forum. I think it's interesting enough to be a topic here in "General Discussion".
Essentially, it seems from David Irvine's comments that there's a possibility
of their platform switching from C++ to Rust! Can you imagine what a kerfuffle it'd cause now if our very own bytemaster made similar comments on our forum?!
David Irvine is the main man at maidsafe, and he is 'dirvine' on the forum... have a read!
I've created this post, because I expect people here will see at least a couple of discussion points:
- The fact that David Irvine has made such comments (it's relevant to where we were and where we're going)
- Technical aspects - is Rust really THAT good? Is this something we should or could consider at any point?
I'm actually pretty interested in the second point, especially as I think the first has already been covered to an extent elsewhere.
Although I'm virtually clueless about programming languages (I've just started to learn Python), I'd like to hear from people in the know.
Also, feel free to tell me to learn something other than Python.