Is it possible to make C as safe as Rust?

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  • CompCert

    The CompCert formally-verified C compiler

    There is. They're called formally verified compilers, and are used for safety critical applications: https://compcert.org/ https://github.com/AbsInt/CompCert

  • Cello

    Higher level programming in C

    You can achieve a fairly decent runtime safety for some types of project. Check out libcello and my own monster (libstent, lame presentation).

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