Reply to post: Re: Finally the industry is catching on C and C++ are terrible languages.

Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again

hellwig Silver badge

Re: Finally the industry is catching on C and C++ are terrible languages.

They aren't terrible languages. Some systems, like embedded, can't be programmed in much else.

The problem is they are one size fits all, which makes not very good at certain things.

Rust, or any other managed language, will never conquer the world as much as C/C++ ever did. They're all purpose built now days, which makes them very good at certain things, and useless for others.

In college I remember hearing rumor of Java implemented in hardware. Well, it's 2019 and they can't even convince Java developers to move to Java 2. Lots of things come along and say they'll do it better and safer. Many schools don't even teach C/C++ anymore, yet here we still are.

I'm skeptical about the promises of any new language that tries to market itself as the C/C++ killer.

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