[Pl-seminar] 7/18: Niko Matsakis, "Guaranteeing memory safety in Rust"
stamourv at ccs.neu.edu
Sun Jul 14 21:33:26 EDT 2013
NEU Programming Languages Seminar presents
Room 366 WVH (http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/wand/directions.html)
Guaranteeing memory safety in Rust
Rust is a new programming language targeting systems-level
applications. Rust offers a similar level of control over performance
to C++, but guarantees type soundness, memory safety, and data-race
freedom. One of Rust's distinguishing features is that, like C++, it
supports stack allocation and does not require the use of a garbage
This talk covers the basics of Rust, with an emphasis on the type
system. We show how Rust employs ownership and regions in order to
guarantee memory safety, and how these same techniques can be
generalized to provide data-race freedom.
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