Go vs Rust: What are the differences?
What is Go? An open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.
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.
Go and Rust can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"High-performance" is the top reason why over 441 developers like Go, while over 81 developers mention "Guaranteed memory safety" as the leading cause for choosing Rust.
Go and Rust are both open source tools. It seems that Go with 60.4K GitHub stars and 8.36K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Rust with 37.3K GitHub stars and 5.85K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Go has a broader approval, being mentioned in 901 company stacks & 606 developers stacks; compared to Rust, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 105 developer stacks.
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