Mon 5 Nov 2018 09:30 - 09:45 at Beacon Hill - Adoption & Programmer Perception Chair(s): Joshua Sunshine

Rust is a low-level programming language known for its unique approach to memory-safe systems programming and for its steep learning curve. To understand what makes Rust difficult, we surveyed the top Reddit and Hacker News posts and comments about Rust; from these online discussions, we identified three hypotheses about Rust’s barriers to adoption. We found that certain key features, idioms, and integration patterns were not easily accessible to new users.

Mon 5 Nov
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08:30 - 10:00: Adoption & Programmer PerceptionPLATEAU at Beacon Hill
Chair(s): Joshua SunshineCarnegie Mellon University
08:30 - 08:50
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Welcome
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08:50 - 09:15
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Programming by example: efficient, but not "helpful"
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Mark SantolucitoYale University, USA, Drew GoldmanRoslyn High School, Allyson WeseleyRoslyn High School, Ruzica PiskacYale University, USA
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09:15 - 09:30
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Observing the Uptake of a Language Change Making Strings Immutable
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Manuel MaarekHeriot-Watt University
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09:30 - 09:45
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Identifying Barriers to Adoption for Rust through Online Discourse
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Anna ZengStanford University, Will CrichtonStanford University
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