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    Hello all,
    I don't know it is a right question for here or not and please accept my apology for it.
    I guess, most of C\C++ programmers heard the name of Rust-Lang. Is it true that this language is a replacement for C\C++ languages?
    If yes, does it mean that C\C++ will die in the future and system applications rewrite in Rust-Lang?
    I'm thankful if anyone answer to my questions clearly.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hack3rcon
    Is it true that this language is a replacement for C\C++ languages?
    That is a question that is best posed to the Rust language developers, as in the team responsible for the development and maintenance of Rust, since only they can authoritatively say whether they have any specific intent for Rust to be a replacement for C and C++. My guess is yes, but more on that later.

    Quote Originally Posted by hack3rcon
    If yes, does it mean that C\C++ will die in the future and system applications rewrite in Rust-Lang?
    Yes, that is quite possible. It is also possible that Rust may never ever gain the kind of traction that C and C++ has, and will eventually die and be outlived by both of them. In other words, this is a question that is best posed to a seer with a crystal ball

    What I can say is that they do have a great deal of overlapping use cases, which makes all three of them mutual competitors in the many of the same spaces in software development. But as you can see, despite C++ being explicitly designed to be a "better C" and hence a replacement for C, C is still very much alive and kicking.
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    Till Rust has a stable ABI there will be no way it can replace C !

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    Quote Originally Posted by stahta01 View Post
    till rust has a stable abi there will be no way it can replace c !

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    Linux kernel wants to using Rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hack3rcon
    abi ?
    Application Binary Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by hack3rcon
    Linux kernel wants to using Rust.
    The Linux kernel is not sentient (or at least I hope it isn't), hence it cannot want anything. Rather, there are core developers involved in Linux kernel development who are open to the idea of using Rust for some parts of the development associated with the kernel. If you want to go from there to "C and C++ will die in the future and system applications will be rewritten in Rust", you are free to go ahead and speculate. You could be right, you could be wrong; we'll find out eventually, if we live long enough.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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    > Linux kernel wants to using Rust.
    References!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hack3rcon View Post
    Hello all,
    I don't know it is a right question for here or not and please accept my apology for it.
    I guess, most of C\C++ programmers heard the name of Rust-Lang. Is it true that this language is a replacement for C\C++ languages?
    If yes, does it mean that C\C++ will die in the future and system applications rewrite in Rust-Lang?
    I'm thankful if anyone answer to my questions clearly.

    Thank you.
    C swept the board in the 1980s as the default low level general purpose programming language. Since then, there have been innumerable attempts to produce a "better C". The most successful has been C++. However C++ hasn't displaced C in all environments.

    It remains to be seen how well Rust will do. It has reached the first hurdle, and is no longer an academic micro-project. However there isn't anything like as much Rust code as C or C++ code in existence, and most new projects do not use Rust.
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