I'm also curious what your friend was writing and if they were utilizing rust and its crates properly.
Anyways, as a user, I'd rather run something written by rust programmers than python programmers.
@bram @Dekken @er1n
Yea but GNU Social, Mastodon and Pleroma are already here and have done most of the experimental stuff, so Rustodon can be developed based on them.
And fewer but better implemented features are better (at least for me) than a pile of Ruby thrown together. The stricter type system can also make the code more structured and simpler to extend.
LOC is not a good metric for code IMHO, or otherwise people would still be learning Perl.
@CobaltVelvet I'm really interested in examples then because, from here, except if you do this a().b().c().... to compress things on one line python (and ruby) seems way more expressive than rust :o
also my experience of having 5% of my productivity level in haskell compare to python made me very skeptical of those langage for fast and short dev which is 90% of my use cases
Always a trade off between fast and more flexible development and slower memory usage. That's a strategical choice and you generally have better chance of sucess if you choose the first when you have no idea on the potential success.
Rewrite can come later if really needed.