VMware Researcher Leonid Ryzhyk and friends wrote a HotOS '17 paper titled "System Programming in Rust: Beyond Safety".

"Despite many advances in programming languages, clean-slate operating systems, hypervisors, key-value stores, web servers, network and storage frameworks are still developed in C, a programming language that is in many ways closer to assembly than to a modern high-level language. Today, the price of running unsafe code is high… Why are we still using C?"

Read more about it here.

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