Graydon’s reply makes sense to me, and it seems like something worth remembering before debating most tech topics.
Graydon’s reply is well worth reading. His second point speaks to something I’ve really been noticing more and more in the last few years–a lot of technology writing tends to pose one technology against another as if the field is a zero sum game. There’s plenty of room for Rust to succeed without C++ (or Go or OCaml or whatever) dying. The world of systems programming languages is expanding and that’s great. Debate is important, but it’s all the richer for being grounded in pluralism, as Graydon points out. And, on certain rare occasions, it’s even effective to use the language of the zero sum game to make your point. But that particular tool gets dull with overuse.
I left a comment with a similar sentiment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/rust/comments/35pn5a/criticizing_the_rust_language_and_why_cc_will/cr6mspj?context=3
I’m hoping the number of upvotes means the community is with us on this one. It’s seemed like it so far, but any time there’s massive growth, building a culture is hard.
Excellent start. I’ve needed something like this for a while. Looking forward to the next part on borrowing.
In the meantime, I wrote some official docs here: http://doc.rust-lang.org/book/ownership.html
A month or two ago, I had to step away from Rust for a while and so much has changed! Glad to see that things have been simplified. Looking forward to digging back in.
I have implemented HTTPS on my site for subdomains running things like my chat and email servers, but what is the security advantage, if any, of implementing it on my static blog?
Less highjacking, whether by your ISP or less legitimate parties?