the author commented on HN about the attempts made previously before settling.
I also recommend reading HN version of articles like this since you’ll see a lot of projects or implementation techniques pop up in the discussions. Especially on interpreters or compilers.
How about we have a threaded story reader that can pull (and rank/rate) comments from multiple sources. If posted to a small enough subreddit, even the reddit comments could have content.
Yep they had done some work with go, Lua before they settled down to rust