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  • #46
    Originally posted by cmr~ View Post
    We're not a valid C++ replacement for certain uses of it. We lack templates, and templates are extremely powerful as an abstraction mechanism. Eigen or Boost could never exist for Rust, we simply don't have the expressive power. Of course, our type system makes up for it in other ways, but it rules us out in some categories of usage.
    Hi cmr~, the Rust website mentions that it supports generics and metaprogramming, which I assumed to mean something comparable to C++ templates'. Is that not the case? What can templates do that Rust can't?

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