The programming language Rust designed by Graydon Hoare is a multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language that emphasizes performance, type safety, and concurrency. It enforces memory safety, meaning that all references point to valid memory, without requiring the use of automated memory management techniques such as garbage collection. To simultaneously enforce memory safety and prevent data races, its “borrow checker” tracks the object lifetime of all references in a program during compilation. Rust was influenced by ideas from functional programming, including immutability, higher-order functions, and algebraic data types.

Rust has been making inroads into the applications that are traditionally considered C++ turf. C++ was mature before Rust even existed. Does that mean developers should switch from C++ to Rust? Not always.

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