@djoerd Very cool, I'd thought that Rust's learning curve would be too steep for these use cases. Excellent that it is getting used more and more :)
A comparison to Julia would be interesting, because I heard that it is another fresh player for scientific software. The article does not mention it though, but links to https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02310-3 as a related article, which on its turn also does not mention Rust :D
@blipp @djoerd huh. I knew there were projects implementing a repl for rust; I didn’t yet know that there’s a jupyter kernel for it (then again, I very much dislike jupyter and how it handles — or rather doesn’t handle — global state, so I never use it unless absolutely required).
Anyways, no repl is built-in, nor (in my experience) in particularly widespread use — then again, I don’t really know anyone doing e.g. data science or similar in rust, and for my part I write servers in it (and sometimes hack compilers). And while I’d like to see more literate programming approaches for that, I don’t think implementing a webserver in a jupyter notebook is the way to go …
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