- Have a deeply recursive function in
- Rewrite it naively in
- Compile with `cargo build --release`
- Notice it is now 10× *slower*

…hmm, that wasn't what I expected!

Wow, the community really is amazing! I posted a fairly beginner question on r/rust just now, and within 10 minutes I got 8 comments—7 of them were attempted solutions, 6 of them were *correct* solutions, and 2 of them had full, running code samples/diffs.

And *none* of them called me dumb or implied I don't know how to program—even though I made a classic beginner mistake (solving ownership issues with excessive use of `clone()` instead of by understating my code better)

@codesections I love the community but can leave the language. Great role model for any other language or community.

@DistroJunkie just curious: what don't you like about the language?


@codesections Also, I hate garbage collection. It's garbage. It's a crutch. I can use a language that has or had a garbage collector but I find the fact that it has one repulsive.

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