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Re: Making C++ easier for new students

From: Phil Bouchard <boost_at_[hidden]>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2021 09:13:05 -0400
Here's a better analysis on C++ vs Rust:


On 8/3/21 2:12 PM, Jason McKesson via Std-Proposals wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 1:58 PM Phil Bouchard via Std-Proposals
> <std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 8/3/21 1:44 PM, Ivan Matek via Std-Proposals wrote:
>> On a higher level other people have mentioned I am not sure you are doing your students favors by teaching them C++(except if you want to show them how low language primitives like arrays and malloc can be wrapped in nicer higher level language).
>> Nobody can predict the future, but I would consider teaching them Rust.
>> Rust is stricter on memory allocations but again it doesn't magically fix all problems.
> Nobody claimed it did. You don't have to "fix all problems" to fix
> *some* problems.
>> Rust is not compatible with other languages
> I don't know what you mean by that. Rust speaks C, just like most languages.
> You don't have to like Rust, but spreading easily-debunked FUD about
> it isn't helping anyone.
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