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Keep calm and learn Rust: We'll be seeing a lot more of the language in Linux very soon
To become a Linux developer, you used to need C as your passport. Now Rust can let you be an OS programmer as well.
The joke goes: "C combines the power and performance of assembly language with the flexibility and ease-of-use of assembly language." Having programmed in both C and IBM 360 Assembler – it was a long time ago, OK – there's something to that. Because of its power, performance, and portability, C became the operating system language of choice, including, of course, Linux.
There's only one little problem with C. It's really easy to make blunders. Big, ugly ones. That's where Rust comes in.