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Mozilla Updates To Rust 0.9 Programming Language

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Published on 10 January 2014 06:45 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla
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Mozilla developers working on the interesting Rust programming language have updated it to version 0.9 on Thursday as they continue adding new features and functionality to this language that one day could be powering Firefox and other applications.

The latest additions found in Rust 0.9 are extensive improvements to the run-time and I/O subsystem, support for static linking and link-time optimizations, and reduced the variety of closures in Rust. Rust also starts finalizing the changes to how pointers are treated in Rust.

Programmers interested in finding out more about the latest work on Rust can see the 0.9 announcement at Mozilla.org. Those not yet familiar with Rust can find other general information at Rust-Lang.org.

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