The Death of Rube Goldberg
I began learning the Rust programming language late in 2018, and as an old C
programmer I was immediately impressed by how much simpler and easier it is to configure and
build a cross-platform project in Rust than it is in C. I called this post
“The Death of Rube Goldberg” because tools like
cargo, the Rust build
manager, are ultimately going to kill the old C ecosystem of
Rust is a lovely language; but my great love is Tcl. Tcl got its start as an extension language for C; and no sooner had I begun to work with Rust than I kinda started to want to be able to extend it in Tcl. Shortly thereafter I began working on Molt, a Tcl interpreter written in Rust rather than C. I plan to use this blog to talk about Tcl and Rust, and especially about Molt and its implementation.