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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.

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What is C?

What is Rust?

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.

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Java
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
HTML5
HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
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      Marc3842h uses RustRust

      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.

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      papaver uses CC

      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.

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      micro systems uses CC

      The core of the arcapos applications is written in C, so are most of the Lua modules (bindings to various hardware or protocols).

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      Sqreen uses CC

      The Sqreen PHP agent is both a PHP extension, built in C, and a daemon built in Python.

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      POROWNEO.PL uses CC

      Axis2/c, rampart/c, savan/c, barbershop and custom php extensions.

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      Vaultize uses CC

      Used in backend and clients for performance heavy tasks.

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