Linus Torvalds threatens to punish developers by putting Rust in the Linux Kernel
Linux would join Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook in usage of Rust as a disciplinary tool.
Speaking at a conference this week, Linux creator Linus Torvalds threatened to include Rust in the Linux Kernel if developers “don’t shape up real quick now.”
The Rust programming language was originally created in 2010 as a way to punish software developers who, according to the language’s creator Graydon Hoare, “really had it coming.” Since then, millions of developers have been disciplined using Rust — with companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook routinely flogging their programmers with Rust as a means to keep them in line.
“I really didn’t want to have to do this,” stated Torvalds. “But you all screw around too much. Nothing seems to get through to you. Maybe a little time with Rust will teach you a lesson.”
“At least it isn’t Perl,” stated one kernel developer. “My last manager disciplined us with Perl and RegEx. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we probably had it coming… but that was brutal.”
This was hilarious. I personally dislike Rust, but not due to the language itself. I really don't care either way about the language. The community of Rust zealots is what turns me off. They have this "holy mission" to promote Rust in all places at all times, and Rust doesn't fully accomplish its stated mission as it is currently designed. Ada Spark does, but no one seems to promote Ada Spark.
I see kernel developers being whipped with Rust's borrow checker.