I have been following development of Rust for a while
now - both occasional blog posts that get popular on reddit and some of mail
list threads with more theoretical discussions. My job is all about the D
programming language though so it was hard to find time to
try it in more detail.
With recent release of 1.0.0 alpha version of the compiler I decided to spend
time to get a bit more familiar with it. First thing to do was to start reading
the official guide and making
notes on stuff. And those notes are exactly what I want to share here.
Just to be clear : I won't be trying to compare available tools, documentation,
compiler quality and anything else related to ecosystem. It is all about pure
language and what comes from it. There will be bunch of unstructured notes on
that topic with a sort of overall impression summary in the end.
Also please note that this list is very incomplete and focuses only on things I
could write about in reasonably short form. Maybe more comparisons will follow
if I continue experimenting with it.