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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.PLATEAU.2018.5
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-101954
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/10195/
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Zeng, Anna ; Crichton, Will

Identifying Barriers to Adoption for Rust through Online Discourse

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Abstract

Rust is a low-level programming language known for its unique approach to memory-safe systems programming and for its steep learning curve. To understand what makes Rust difficult to adopt, we surveyed the top Reddit and Hacker News posts and comments about Rust; from these online discussions, we identified three hypotheses about Rust's barriers to adoption. We found that certain key features, idioms, and integration patterns were not easily accessible to new users.

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@InProceedings{zeng_et_al:OASIcs:2019:10195,
  author =	{Anna Zeng and Will Crichton},
  title =	{{Identifying Barriers to Adoption for Rust through Online Discourse}},
  booktitle =	{9th Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming  Languages and Tools (PLATEAU 2018)},
  pages =	{5:1--5:6},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-091-0},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{67},
  editor =	{Titus Barik and Joshua Sunshine and Sarah Chasins},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/10195},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-101954},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.PLATEAU.2018.5},
  annote =	{Keywords: rust, programming language usability}
}

Keywords: rust, programming language usability
Seminar: 9th Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU 2018)
Issue Date: 2019
Date of publication: 24.01.2019


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