Does Rust scale for a business?

Microsoft / Eng AnaheimCA
Jul 2 4 Comments

I love Rust. Obviously it scales technically, but what about when it comes time to getting more people hacking in the codebase? Are there enough hobby rustaceans that a rust based startup can attract them? Is basing a business on a language with such a high barrier to entry a recipe to make a really nice "one to throw away?" I wish Rust were more mainstream :(

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  • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
    There are already several substantial projects successfully using mainly Rust. But for scaling well across many domains, we’ll just have to see as Rust gets more popular. One thing I’ve seen as a possible pain point for writing a giant code base in Rust for a main service/architecture is some people on reddit have said Rust FFI support isn’t mature/great now.

    C++ is also rapidly getting better so who knows if Rust will ever take over as the more popular systems language. I hope some really smart people can find a way to create C++ tooling as nice as Cargo.
    Jul 2 0
  • Wizards of the Coast aaaabaa
    If you have a use case that requires rusts benefits then you will likely outperform your competitors in this metric, since they'll be stuck with older rust alternatives. Can't think of one off the top of my head though, maybe something with video transcodes?
    Jul 2 0
  • Amazon porl
    Not a barrier from what i see. Way better than writing crappy c++.
    Jul 2 0
  • IBM opVR73
    It isn't that hard to learn. Rustaceans or Elm people are looking for places to work. Keep it up.
    Jul 5 0