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Definition: Rust

An open source and widely praised programming language for developing system software and applications. Developed at Mozilla Research in the mid-2000s, Rust was released to the public in 2015, and its syntax evolved from OCaml, the Cyclone variant of C and C++. Rust is primarily known for its error handling and compiler safety checks that prevent a program from crashing. This is normally found in high-level languages, whereas Rust offers these safety features while providing low-level control like C and C++. See C and programming languages.