On Monday, January 30, 2023, ron minnich <rminnich@gmail.com> wrote:
I did not want to disrupt the FD 2 discussion, but I could not really let this comment go unanswered:

"Smells like C++ to me. Rust in essence is a re-implementation of C++ not C. It tries to pack as much features as it possibly can. "

It's hard for me to see how you can say this if you have done any work in Rust and C++. 

But, short form: Rust is not C++. Full stop. 

I did not feel that comment should go unanswered, lest people believe it.

Well, I will stand by my opinion, but perhaps you misread what I meant. I meant that as a whole Rust resembles more C++ than C. Technically it might lie in between C and C++, but the amount of "features" certainly bring it closer to C++. While it might be easier to write safer code in Rust than in C++, I still think that its "weird" syntax and feature bloat make me dislike it the way I dislike C++.

Just my .02. YMMV.