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There is a lot more to zero-cost abstraction than memory layout. If you do manual memory management in Go, then you get no safety. It is also difficult to use the standard library with manual memory management. Furthermore, interfaces in Go are not zero-cost; you incur virtual dispatch whenever you use them.

The article is about doing safe manual memory management. That's something that's unique to Rust.

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