[rust-dev] hello

Mic mictadlo at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 16:45:12 PDT 2012


Hi,
I found cargo here
https://github.com/mozilla/cargo-central/blob/master/packages.json but it
is a json file. Why it is json format and is there  a tool how to download
like gem or easy_install?

Thank you in advance.

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 6:04 AM, Graydon Hoare <graydon at mozilla.com> wrote:

> On 06/04/2012 6:13 AM, Kobi Lurie wrote:
>
>> hello list, newbie here, just read the tutorial.
>>
>
> Welcome! Thanks for your interest.
>
>
>  I am interested in rust, and would like to ask general questions, or
>> suggest features or simplifications.
>>
>> Is this the right place?
>>
>
> Best we have so far. As the community grows, we may set up a separate
> -users list but for now most of the language users and developers are the
> same people :)
>
>
>  first question: I am an early adopter type, I don't mind api breaking
>> under my feet.
>> I'd like to know if at this stage the language is suitable enough for
>> writing small libraries or apps.
>> Are the general semantics expected to change dramatically?
>>
>
> It depends on how you view "dramatic". We certainly aren't making
> source-level compatibility promises yet. I don't expect we'll be at a place
> to make those sorts of promises for ... probably the rest of this year. We
> have a modest number of changes queued up for the course of this year, some
> of which we don't know the exact outcome of yet. The main
> changes-in-progress (proposed or under debate) are currently open as "RFC"
> bugs in our tracker. See:
>
> https://github.com/mozilla/**rust/issues?labels=B-RFC<https://github.com/mozilla/rust/issues?labels=B-RFC>
>
> Many of these are sort of "corner case" work; changing an awkwardness we
> find in the existing syntax and semantics without changing anything deep
> about them. A few are additions (classes, slices) which are not going to
> break old code, just enable interesting kinds of new code.
>
> A few queued changes are somewhat deep: the changes to import/export
> control, the attribute system, the "extern" C FFI, region memory
> management, vectors, unwinding, gc and error signalling, for example. But
> in all these cases we're hoping to, again, refactor the semantics and "file
> down" rough parts we discovered in the existing language while working with
> it, not fundamentally alter the "character" of it. Of course this is
> subjective. But if you like the current semantics, my hope is that we're
> just going to be making them more robust and useful, not springing any
> surprises on you.
>
> -Graydon
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