|Rust 0.7 Released|
|Written by Ian Elliot|
|Monday, 08 July 2013|
Rust, the systems programming language being developed by Mozilla, has reached Version 0.7 and continues to evolve as a safe, concurrent systems language.
Rust is a curly-brace, block-structured expression language that looks similar to C and C++ and allows developers to write code that behaves well in large and concurrent systems. It originated as a side project designed by Mozilla developer Graydon Hoare, and is now being carried forward by Mozilla for Servo, its new browser engine that takes advantage of multicore processors.
According to the announcement posted by Brian Anderson:
This release had a markedly different focus from previous releases, with fewer language changes and many improvements to the standard library. The highlights this time include a rewrite of the borrow checker that makes working with borrowed pointers significantly easier and a comprehensive new iterator module (std::iterator) that will eventually replace the previous closure-based iterators.
Two other changes included in the detailed release notes are:
The rustpkg system, which is still experimental, has also seen some improvements with URL-like package IDs to refer to local or remote packages, the ability to download packages from GitHub, explicitly versioning in the new ids and the removal of the need to include a packaging script.
Rust is open source and released under the MIT or Apache 2 licences.
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|Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 July 2013 )|