Microsoft Considering Future Development in Rust

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Alec, Jul 18, 2019.

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  1. Alec

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    Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again
    A proactive approach to more secure code
     
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    I think this is great news and very smart. I've been looking into Rust recently, and I think it is a very promising language that has done a lot of things right. I've been very impressed. Rust was originally designed and developed by some of the members of the Mozilla team. I think it really would greatly increase memory secure software design practices if the industry heavyweights such as Microsoft strongly embraced Rust.

    While Rust is not what I would call a simple language (unique concepts such as ownership and lifetime add some complexity that other languages attempt to hide or sweep under-the-rug); it is rather an easy language to get started with and start learning as it includes a convenient and straightforward build utility named cargo and has a public package repository called crates. It is also quite fast, one of the few languages actually competitive with and sometimes exceeding C in speed.
     
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