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In this penultimate episode of the 24 days of Rust article series we will focus on using Rust code from other languages. Since Rust libraries can expose a C API and calling conventions, using them isn't very different from using regular C libraries. A lot of programming languages have some kind of an FFI mechanism, allowing them to use libraries written in other language(s). Let's see a few examples!
Rust is a relatively new programming
language (first alpha released in 2012) which recently caught my
attention. Although I'm mostly a Python
hacker and Web developer, I still do lower
level coding from time to time, including some open source work in
C++. Besides, I enjoy the elegance of
Haskell; the functional approach to solving
problems is quite enlightening. Where does Rust fit into that? The
language is still a work-in-progress territory (as of this post the
current version is 0.10), but there are already many interesting
features. Memory safety, strong typing (with type inference), pattern
matching and a slick concurrency model are just a few of those. Let's
Ponad półtora roku minęło od poprzedniego wpisu. W międzyczasie zdążyło wyjść Django 1.4, artykuł o Sentry się mocno zdezaktualizował, a ja przeprowadziłem się do Warszawy. Zaniedbałem bloga, ale mam nadzieję że z tym wpisem wrócę do częstszego pisania.