Friday 3:30 p.m.–4:10 p.m.

Rust for Pythonistas

Robert Collins

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Rust is a new systems programming language iniated and sponsored by Mozilla thats making some waves - its the core for servo, Firefox's new parallel render engine, amongst other things. Find out how it is relevant to Pythonistas even in these modern mypy days, as well as interop between Rust and Python, and differences in programming style.


I've been playing with rust - writing an open implementation of Maglev - for a month or so now, and very much enjoyed it. Its really different to Python, and I'd like to share that with folk, as well as get them bootstrapped into being able to use Rust with their Python code.