/tech/ - Tech

Technology.

catalog
Mode: Reply
Name
E-mail
Subject
Message

Max message length: 8192

Files

Max file size: 20.00 MB

Max files: 3

Password

(used to delete files and postings)

Misc

Remember to follow the rules


Comrade 07/17/2020 (Fri) 13:57:09 No. 3465
About to start learning Rust. What am I in for?
Learning Rust.
Shit Syntax.
>>3467 I know it’s a meme to hate on Rust but there really is something about the syntax that invokes dread.
slow compile times.
>>3465 A memelang only used by mozilla, trolls on reddit and stackoverflow and in a few weeks, Linux due to Torvalds bending his knee. https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/01/20/what-is-rust-and-why-is-it-so-popular/ https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/06/05/why-the-developers-who-use-rust-love-it-so-much/ >“most loved programming language”, while 97% has never used it >However, the roughly 97% of survey respondents who haven’t used Rust https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/398178/rust-being-the-the-most-loved-programming-language-is-misleading >Rust is the most loved programming language.In the chart we see Rust is at 86.1%. when we look at the survey result on the most commonly used programming languages we see that Rust is at 5.1%.
>>3483 seethe
>>3483 >and in a few weeks, Linux Nice
>>3494 don’t you think it’s bad that programmers blindly worship a language they don’t even understand? don’t you see any negative consequences coming out of this?
>>3483 >>3496 it’s Java all over agin
>>3496 I wouldn't care if all those Rust rewrites used strong copyleft licenses and not those retarded pushover licenses.
>>3505 GNU Guile -> Rustlang -> Everything else
(8.90 KB 200x200 smoking.jpg)
>>3509 peak /g/ or stallman floss meme brain
>>3505 Which licenses are they using exactly?
>>3519 MIT. And they also have a freedom problem, which is also going to be harder to patch https://wiki.hyperbola.info/doku.php?id=en:main:rusts_freedom_flaws
>>3520 you’ve got to be kidding me. this is how FOSS dies once and for all I guess
C++, but more fun Unless you stop using it for a few months and get slaughtered by the compiler
>>3520 man i hope this is just nerds sperging out; it was so disappointing to see the utter degeneration of OpenAI. kind of looks to me like the project is mostly fine, but what do I know.
>>3751 what degenerated? I thought GPT-3 was a massive improvement.
>>3752 First: Their tech is good, GPT-3 is really cool. No problem there. Maybe someone better-informed than me can add or correct this, but the idyllic mission of the group has changed drastically. For instance, despite being extremely well-funded, it became for-profit (some structure I don't understand; there's like a for-profit LP controlled by a not-for-profit or something like that). Secondly, they call themselves "Open"AI but they're very much not open at all, and they've become much more secretive (this seems to have basically commenced with the quasi-release of GPT-2). Finally, I've met people who have worked there and those people I have met are dripping in objectivist silicon valley god complexes, so probably the dominant ideology at the lab is one that will continue leading them down the for-profit, closed-source path. If they sucked it wouldn't be a loss, but what they make is very impressive so it's a real bummer that they act like this and it seems to be getting worse.
>>3756 Just look at the people on it's board Adam D'Angelo -- CEO of Quora Reid Hoffman -- Venture Capitalist Shivon Zilis -- Tesla Also > Our investors include Microsoft, Reid Hoffman’s charitable foundation, and Khosla Ventures https://openai.com/blog/openai-lp/ Maybe there should be a dedicated thread for AI
>>3762 >Maybe there should be a dedicated thread for AI Yes, absolutely. The topic is very important generally.
>>3756 >Secondly, they call themselves "Open"AI but they're very much not open at all This is an example of when "open" is worse than libre https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.en.html
>>3763 Ill gather some resorces and make one. It might be best suited to /edu/ though.
Static linking only.
>>3465 hormone therapy

Delete
Report

no cookies?