The survey, in its 10th year (“depending on how you count it,” they write somewhat cryptically) offers answers from 65,000 developers, although with one big caveat — they all came in before the beginning of the pandemic. Thus, “it’s important to be humble and realistic: a lot of the answers developers gave might look very different if the same survey were conducted today,” they write — although we assume the most difference might come in answers to employment and habits, and not whether or not someone enjoys coding in a particular language.

It’s an interesting spot for Rust to occupy, as the language has struggled with a steep learning curve alongside a lack of learning resources, a need for better IDE integration, and a lag in the documentation. Admittedly, these are pain points that the Rust team has been hard at work addressing in recent times. Addressing the allure of Rust, StackOverflow summarizes that “Rust promises performance, control, memory safety, and fearless concurrency — an enticing combination, especially for systems programming.”

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