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C. Scott Ananian explains some fundamental and other possibly fixable reasons Rust is slow: hidden indirection, unnecessary type-system mandated copying, ownership types, and so on.


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    Low quality post.

    If you’re going to claim that something is fast or so, have some numbers to back it up. Also define what you mean by ‘fast’.

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      apart from anything else, this is from 2013. also the rust team has been quite explicit about getting the safety aspects right first; they definitely want the language to be fast, but it’s easier to optimise for speed than to retrofit more fundamental features.

      if you want a language that is fast and safe right now, albeit a lot harder to use than rust is, give ATS a look.