[Rpm-ecosystem] DNF team would like to take over libdnf ownership

Neal Gompa ngompa13 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 13:15:42 UTC 2017


On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 9:13 AM, Colin Walters <walters at verbum.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2017, at 09:02 AM, Colin Walters wrote:
>>
>> mind and not just focus on the programming language.
>
> That said since we're talking about that too, I would
> be interested in exploring Rust for some of this too.
> Modern C++ has a lot of nice things, but it still doesn't
> give you reliable memory safety, and that matters a lot
> when we're parsing XML, doing HTTP, etc. as we are today.
> Using Rust has a *lot* of implications, even more than C++,
> and I struggle with the tradeoffs a bit because we've just built
> so much up in the C side.  But OTOH, again for a lot of this
> problem domain, the advantages are quite nice.

As much as I like Rust, it's hampered more by LLVM than anything else.
I struggle to see the advantage of writing in Rust. Not to mention
that the learning curve is quite high compared to other languages. I'd
be more likely to suggest D than Rust.

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