rust VS Odin

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rust Odin
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87,345 4,670
0.9% 1.9%
10.0 0.0
6 days ago 4 days ago
Rust Odin
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Posts with mentions or reviews of rust. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-12-02.
  • Is Ada safer than Rust?
    2 projects | | 2 Dec 2023
    Easy to compare:

    Search the gnat bug tracker for stack overflow: 14 bugs

    Rust: 243 (plus 830 closed)

    Choose by yourself which seems safer

  • Recap of Werner Vogels' Keynote at re:Invent 2023
    3 projects | | 2 Dec 2023
    He delved into the evolution of AWS Lambda's pricing strategy, transitioning from T2 instances to the innovative Firecracker microVMs for superior resource optimization. Vogels also advocated for exploring energy-efficient programming languages like Rust, showcasing AWS's adoption in Firecracker and a substantial segment of their S3 service, aiming for more efficient and cost-effective solutions. This blog is really helpful about Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing
  • Advent of Code 2023 - DAY 1
    3 projects | | 1 Dec 2023
    It's Christmas time and time for Advent of Code 2023 edition. Starting from today I will try to solve puzzles in Rust and publish a post a day in which I tell my solution. My goal is not to climb the leaderboard but to use the problems to practice writing Rust code and improve my language knowledge. Copilot yes or Copilot not? It's for learning so Copilot definitely not. The solutions will be available at the following git repository, as I don't have much time to write a template from scratch, I will use the starter template available here.
  • Rust std:fs slower than Python
    7 projects | | 29 Nov 2023
    > I know it’s easy to change but the arguments for using glibc’s allocator are less clear to me:

    You can find them at the original motivation for removing jemalloc, 7 years ago:

    Also it's not "glibc's allocator", it's the system allocator. If you're unhappy with glibc's, get that replaced.

    > 1. Reliability - how is an alternate allocator less reliable?

    Jemalloc had to be disabled on various platforms and architectures, there is no reason to think mimalloc or tcmalloc are any different.

    The system allocator, while shit, is always there and functional, the project does not have to curate its availability across platforms.

    > 2. Compatibility - again sounds like a FUD argument. How is compatibility reduced by swapping out the allocator?

    It makes interactions with anything which does use the system allocator worse, and almost certainly fails to interact correctly with some of the more specialised system facilities (e.g. malloc.conf) or tooling (in rust, jemalloc as shipped did not work with valgrind).

    > Also, most people aren’t writing hello world applications

    Most people aren't writing applications bound on allocation throughput either

    > so the default should probably be for a good allocator.

    Probably not, no.

    > I’d also note that having a dependency of the std runtime on glibc in the first place likely bloats your binary more than the specific allocator selected.

    That makes no sense whatsoever. The libc is the system's and dynamically linked. And changing allocator does not magically unlink it.

    > 4. Maintenance burden - I don’t really buy this argument.

    It doesn't matter that you don't buy it. Having to ship, resync, debug, and curate (cf (1)) an allocator is a maintenance burden. With a system allocator, all the project does is ensure it calls the system allocators correctly, the rest is out of its purview.

  • Hey Rustaceans! Got a question? Ask here (48/2023)!
    2 projects | /r/rust | 28 Nov 2023
    Not sure if this is the right place to ask such a question but I am running cargo/rustc et al under an up to date Windows 10 but a recent change (could be upgrading the compiler, could be a Windows change, could be something else entirely because I cannot pinpoint it to an exact point in time) has resulted in the loss of colouring for various compiler outputs, specifically the line number related elements are no longer cyan and error details no longer red (almost exactly the same as was reported more than five years ago:
  • Designing a SIMD Algorithm from Scratch
    3 projects | | 28 Nov 2023
    Not OP, but one thing that surprised me was if you are doing rust Simd in a library, and part of the code is marked #[inline] but others are not you might see catastrophic performance regressions. We saw an issue where the SIMD version was over 10x slower because we missed marking one function as inline. Essentially rustc converted it from an intrinsic to a regular function call.

  • Enums in Rust – and why they feel better
    2 projects | | 23 Nov 2023
    I believe it's not stable because it gives std::boxed::Box special treatment in the language. They'd rather find a solution that could work equally well for smart pointers defined outside of std.

    Box patterns are likely to be superseded by one of these:

  • Setenv Is Not Thread Safe and C Doesn't Want to Fix It
    6 projects | | 19 Nov 2023
    Rust's stdlib's API is completely safe here. On Windows[1], it uses the GetEnvironmentVariable/SetEnvironmentVariable API, which as you noted doesn't have this problem. On Unix[2], it maintains its own RwLock to provide synchronisation. Additionally, Rust's API only gives out copies of the data, it never gives you a pointer to the original.

    The problem comes when you do FFI on *nix systems, because those foreign functions may start making unsynchronised calls to getenv/setenv.



  • Rust: JSON Web Token -- some investigative studies on crate jwt-simple.
    2 projects | | 17 Nov 2023
  • [self-promo] Svelte + Rust for a desktop photo explorer
    2 projects | /r/sveltejs | 14 Nov 2023
    If you want to learn Svelte or Rust (Tauri) while building this project with us, send me an inbox!


Posts with mentions or reviews of Odin. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-24.
  • Botlib: Telegram Bots in C by Antirez
    5 projects | | 24 Nov 2023
  • Austral Programming Language
    4 projects | | 27 Jul 2023
  • Small Joys with Odin
    4 projects | | 21 Jul 2023
  • Why your F# evangelism isn't working
    5 projects | | 30 May 2023
    There's also MojoLang[0] that brands itself as a alternative to Python, and Google will look to release Carbon soon as well. It'll be interesting to see how these two grow.

    There's also Odin[1] that looks promising.

    I don't think C# is going anywhere, F# on the other hand :shrug: is at the mercy of MS - they always seem to be on the fence about it.

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  • Good languages for writing compilers in?
    8 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 11 May 2023
    You can try using Odin language:
  • New language suggestion to old time Gopher
    5 projects | /r/golang | 1 Apr 2023
    Odin shares some common ancestors with Go and has some similarities:
  • When Zig is safer and faster than (unsafe) Rust
    3 projects | /r/programming | 8 Mar 2023
    The language Odin does this, but it comes at a cost, the calling convention is different from C (a register is commandeered to point at a context object which contains the allocators).
  • Zig's Curious Multi-Sequence for Loops
    10 projects | | 27 Feb 2023
    I would suggest you to checkout Odin[0]. It's very similar to Zig but has much better ergonomics and probably the closest to a 'Better C' replacement in my experience.

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  • New video! 2022 in Programming Languages
    8 projects | /r/contextfree | 28 Jan 2023
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  • Stop Building on Corporate-Controlled Languages
    10 projects | | 18 Jan 2023

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rust and Odin you can also consider the following projects:

zig - General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software.

carbon-lang - Carbon Language's main repository: documents, design, implementation, and related tools. (NOTE: Carbon Language is experimental; see README)

v - Simple, fast, safe, compiled language for developing maintainable software. Compiles itself in <1s with zero library dependencies. Supports automatic C => V translation.

Nim - Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).

Elixir - Elixir is a dynamic, functional language for building scalable and maintainable applications

Rustup - The Rust toolchain installer

rust-analyzer - A Rust compiler front-end for IDEs [Moved to:]

go - The Go programming language

Beef - Beef Programming Language