Re: [dev] What is bad with Python

From: Zack Breckenridge <>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:13:29 -0700

> I'm afraid to ask: what do you think about the Rust language?

Personally, I mostly really like Go. But I would say one of my biggest
problems with Go is (as far as I know) forced Garbage Collection.
Depending on your point of view, that's either a strength or weakness
of the language. From what I understand, Rust at least has optional
GC, which is a plus for me. But I'm also aware that it has a bunch of
other nice features I haven't looked into yet. So that's about all I
can say.

Go does seem like a great language for large (Google size) teams of
programmers all working (mostly) in userspace to coordinate large
distributed systems. Correct me if I'm wrong but I see the suckless
community focused on average user software: phones/tablets/embedded,
laptops, servers, maybe small clusters? Personally, I'm mostly
interested in smaller scale since that's what I interact with most
often and I like to think about scaling down rather than scaling up.

Which brings me to: I'm afraid to ask: what do you think about Forth?

- Zack
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