Rust for C++ programmers
part 1: Hello world
This is the first in a series of blog posts (none written yet) which aim to help experienced C++ programmers learn Rust. Expect updates to be sporadic at best. In this first blog post we'll just get setup and do a few super basic things. Much better resources are at the tutorial and reference manual.
First you need to install Rust. You can download a nightly build from http://www.rust-lang.org/install.html (I recommend the nighlties rather than 'stable' versions – the nightlies are stable in that they won't crash too much (no more than the stable versions) and you're going to have to get used to Rust evolving under you sooner or later anyway). Assuming you manage to install things properly, you should then have a
rustc command available to you. Test it with
Now for our first program. Create a file, copy