Rust Is Not For Me

Posted on Sun 18 April 2021 in Opinion

I’m not going to really get into it here, but after giving RustLang a bit of a try, it just really isn’t for me. I got frustrated even more quickly than I did with Python, and just looking at the community…I didn’t want to even try asking a question among that madness. I got burned pretty badly by the Python community when I first started, and the evangelism and “Rust or else” mentality that I almost constantly see is a massive turn-off for that very reason.

I might give it another go later on, but as it is, I think I’ll stick to Perl, Shell, and Lua scripting for most of my basic needs, and maybe C for any sort of larger project I might need to make. I’m just not going to chance another round of having my desire to learn something crushed by people who really need to calm down a bit.

And I know there’s GoLang, but I won’t use Go simply because I’m not a fan of it. I tried using it, and it’s nice, but it’s not really compatible with the way my brain works. I don’t know how else to put it.