fallen into rust

I have just fallen into my first days of the Rust programming language. It wasn’t as difficult as I feared and I wrote a high performance log reporter and analyzer. It took longer than normal to write and I did waste 2 days trying to understand how variable life times worked and this “borrow checker” thing but I managed to write a fast and seemingly major bug free prototype that is getting some heavy usage.

The good

The not so good


I like it a lot, it is all I personally want to code in now. The warts that exist will have me reach for Go when performance is not the primary concern but I look forward to this and regret I held off learning it for so long despite the efforts of good friends to tell me the good news about Rust.