My first experience with Rust (
from to on 25 Sep 2023 17:32 +0000

#rust on 26 Sep 2023 05:44 +0000

I think this is was a great read, since it shows a few important things

  • Coming to rust from C is not trivial, you are required to learn a few new concepts (or not really new, but implicit in most languages, formalized in rust).
  • When coming from C and you understand the basic concepts, it is easier to learn rust than from many other languages, since you understand what is going on under the hood. Dangling pointers, and use after free aso, are known concepts. C/C++ programmers don’t have to fear rust.
  • The rust book is a great source of information. on 26 Sep 2023 06:44 +0000

Yeah, I think my issue was that I was trying to do this the “C” way and this doesn’t fit the Rust ownership model. on 26 Sep 2023 14:18 +0000

And you’ve pretty much made it over the tipping point into being a Rustacean when you embrace the fact that it is a good thing that Rust doesn’t let you do things the way you’re familiar with from other languages because those familiar ways were always the source of immense suffering without you even realizing it.