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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

I suppose your talking about compiling package managers, because binary-wise there is no difference. Any good compiling package manager allows you to uninstall the build chain after use, so even then you don't need it installed on your system

Earlier, I was talking about incorporating Rust code into the base of UNIX(-like) systems, not user-installed software. "... nowadays. Base UNIX systems..."
For non-base, I think Rust is pretty great, really.

So I'll have to admit that I don't really see the downsides except for mere aesthetics of knowing your programs are written in a particular non-Rust language.

Using Rust instead of C or Perl would, depending on the system a distribution uses for base, complicate things unnecessarily. This can vary from very little complication to a pretty large amount. If an essential system binary or utility for base is programmed, C or Perl really ought to be chosen, if it's for a UNIX system's base.