Programming Language


Rust (programminglanguage)
Full NameRust
Short NameRust
DescriptionRust is a multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language. Rust emphasizes performance, type safety, and concurrency

What is Rust?

Rust is a systems programming language that is designed to be safe, concurrent, and fast. It is open source and free to use, and is often used for projects such as operating systems, web browsers, and game engines.

What are some advantages of using Rust?

Some advantages of using Rust include its memory safety features, which help prevent common programming errors such as null pointer dereferences and buffer overflows. Rust also has strong support for concurrency and parallelism, and has a strong emphasis on performance.

What is Cargo in Rust?

Cargo is the package manager and build system for Rust projects. It makes it easy to manage dependencies, build projects, and run tests, among other tasks.

What are lifetimes in Rust?

Lifetimes in Rust refer to the lifetime of a variable or data structure, or how long it exists in memory. Rust uses a system of lifetime annotations to ensure that memory is managed safely and efficiently.

What is ownership in Rust?

Ownership in Rust refers to the rules governing how memory is allocated and managed in Rust programs. Each value in Rust has a unique owner, and the ownership system helps ensure that memory is managed safely and efficiently.

What is a trait in Rust?

A trait in Rust is a set of methods that define a behavior or capability that a type can have. Traits are similar to interfaces in other programming languages, and are commonly used for tasks such as defining the behavior of iterators and other data structures.

What is a closure in Rust?

A closure in Rust is a function-like object that can capture variables from its environment. Closures are commonly used for tasks such as implementing callbacks and event handlers, and can be used in a variety of other contexts.

Snippet from Wikipedia: Rust (programming language)

Rust is a multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language that emphasizes performance, type safety, and concurrency. It enforces memory safety—ensuring that all references point to valid memory—without requiring the use of a garbage collector or reference counting present in other memory-safe languages. To simultaneously enforce memory safety and prevent concurrent data races, its "borrow checker" tracks the object lifetime of all references in a program during compilation. Rust borrows ideas from functional programming, including static types, immutability, higher-order functions, and algebraic data types. It is popularized for systems programming.

Software developer Graydon Hoare created Rust as a personal project while working at Mozilla Research in 2006. Mozilla officially sponsored the project in 2009. Since the first stable release in May 2015, Rust has been adopted by companies including Amazon, Discord, Dropbox, Facebook (Meta), Google (Alphabet), and Microsoft. In December 2022, it became the first language other than C and assembly to be supported in the development of the Linux kernel.

Rust has been noted for its growth as a newer language and has been the subject of academic programming languages research.

fn main() {
    println!("Hello, world!");

Source: Wikibooks

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Rust is a systems programming language created by Mozilla. It is similar to C++, but is designed for improved memory safety without sacrificing performance.

See also: Programming Languages

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  • Ownership
  • Borrowing
  • Lifetimes
  • Ownership model
  • Concurrency
  • Threads
  • Mutexes
  • Channels
  • Unsafe code
  • Memory safety
  • Cargo package manager
  • Crates
  • Traits
  • Generics
  • Enums
  • Pattern matching
  • Error handling
  • Option and Result types
  • Futures
  • Async/await
  • Macros
  • Web development (e.g., Rocket, Actix)
  • System programming
  • Low-level abstractions
  • WASM (WebAssembly)
  • dev/rust.txt
  • Last modified: 2023/05/01 17:31
  • by Henrik Yllemo