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> A copy of any data has nearly zero marginal cost

I don't think this is true at all. Reducing copies and allocations in my programs is one of the things which has speeded them up the most.

> If widely useful data is protected by the borrow checker, far fewer people will use it.

Are you also against private struct/class fields? Because they also restrict access to useful data.

For me, the need for Rust is as a language that gives me maximum possible performance, while giving me safety guards that C and C++ do not. This makes Rust much easier to use than those languages for me.




The person you're replying seems to be making a parody of copyleft, applying Richard Stallmann's four essential freedoms to program data. I don't think it's a serious attack on Rust's borrow checker.


Ah yes, I see it now. Thanks :)


I very much agree with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xLgr6Ng4qQ




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