C vs Rust: What are the differences?
What is C? One of the most widely used programming languages of all time. .
What is Rust? A safe, concurrent, practical language. Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.
C and Rust can be categorized as "Languages" tools.
"Performance" is the top reason why over 52 developers like C, while over 81 developers mention "Guaranteed memory safety" as the leading cause for choosing Rust.
Rust is an open source tool with 37.3K GitHub stars and 5.85K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rust's open source repository on GitHub.
AdRoll, Twitch, and Redis Labs are some of the popular companies that use C, whereas Rust is used by Dropbox, Sentry, and Roundscope Ukraine Labs. C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to Rust, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 105 developer stacks.
What is C?
What is Rust?
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What tools integrate with C?
What tools integrate with Rust?
Rust is used in Shirogane (https://github.com/Marc3842h/shirogane).
Shirogane is a osu! beatmap mirror built for shiro. We use Rust because of memory safe but still low level and high performance.
been programming in c for over a decade, since learning it in college. still use it for various low level projects. used it recently to develop an embedded application for a custom board.
The core of the arcapos applications is written in C, so are most of the Lua modules (bindings to various hardware or protocols).
The Sqreen PHP agent is both a PHP extension, built in C, and a daemon built in Python.