@amiloradovsky @sir My background is ANSI C (~15 years), read a few books on Scheme and Common Lisp and Erlang and later Elixir as well as an intro in lambda-calculus (in ML). I had to learn Go last year but current project is in Rust. I'd say wait for Go to get to 2.0 (I jokingly say "wait for an ANSI standard") as it's not as awesome as it could be -- but a decent python replacement. Rust has ML influence and is a *very* fast moving target. Last awesome stable feature is NLL.
@amiloradovsky @sir One big difference that reviewers often leave out but is an important thing for system programmers: Go doesn't use libc (it essentially reimplements it) and calls syscalls directly, while Rust prefers dynamic linking.
Thread model is different as well: Go uses it's own scheduler which results in a M:N model, while Rust moved on to 1:1 (rust thread is created via pthread_create). Most UNIX kernels follow 1:1 model which makes Rust 1:1:1 if you will and Go's M:N:N.
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