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Rust in the Android platform

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    petrichor
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    The title is a little bit misleading - this is about using Rust in the Android Open Source Project to complement C and C++, not as an additional language for app development like Java and Kotlin....

    The title is a little bit misleading - this is about using Rust in the Android Open Source Project to complement C and C++, not as an additional language for app development like Java and Kotlin.

    Still cool.

    5 votes
    1. jokeyrhyme
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      I didn't even consider this, oops I just assume that for Android userland they'd have "app" or NDK or SDK in the title, I understood "platform" to mean something beneath those things :shrug:

      I didn't even consider this, oops

      I just assume that for Android userland they'd have "app" or NDK or SDK in the title, I understood "platform" to mean something beneath those things :shrug:

      3 votes
    2. HoolaBoola
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      To be honest, considering the site it was posted to, it didn't actually even cross my mind to think of it as a language to be used alongside Java etc. (though I did also see a tweet on this...

      To be honest, considering the site it was posted to, it didn't actually even cross my mind to think of it as a language to be used alongside Java etc. (though I did also see a tweet on this beforehand, which might also help). In the context (googleblog.com, "security") the title makes perfect sense

      Though on other platforms, such as here, the title is much more prominent and the context is easy to miss. So yeah, I agree with you.

      2 votes
  2. jokeyrhyme
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    In addition to memory-safe languages like Kotlin and Java, we’re excited to announce that the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) now supports the Rust programming language for developing the OS itself.

    1 vote
  3. AreaDev
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    Rust is slowly gaining ground. And not so long ago I read this: Full text: quora.com

    Rust is slowly gaining ground. And not so long ago I read this:

    Rust will never replace C++. Rust, and other languages ​​that claim to kill/replace C++, have been born dead.
    Let me explain: in computing, it is impossible and totally unacceptable to make a clean slate!
    ...
    My advice: Forget Rust and other C++ killers, do not waste your time and money. If you have any new and interesting ideas, do not write a new language, go to the C++ committee and propose an addition.

    Full text: quora.com

    2 votes