Google brands Carbon language as an 'experimental successor to C++'

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  • carbon-lang

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

    Interestingly, going over their github page (https://github.com/carbon-language/carbon-lang), the stated goals are to performance-match with C++ and have interoperability with existing C++ codebases. Which is a bit weird of a goal to have.

  • autocxx

    Tool for safe ergonomic Rust/C++ interop driven from existing C++ headers

    That's not at all in Rust's bill, it needs an interaction layer to talk to C++. Efforts like cxx (and google's own autocxx) try to make this layer more automated and less painful, but the layer is still there, it still has a cost, and it doesn't erase the impedance mismatches between the languages.

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  • Killed by Google

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    That might be true, but they're also a for-profit business, and this is an experimental project. It might be the next big thing, or it might end up here: https://killedbygoogle.com/

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