How come Rust is the most loved programming language? I wanted to give rust a try in my windows machine and when I run `cargo run` or `cargo build` is shows: linker `link.exe` not found
Okay, how to fix it?
you need to download 8GB+ of bullshitty visual studio C++ build tools just to run a simple rust programs! WTF!

Previously when I installed rust, it didn't need all these bullcrap. why now?

  • 6
    Somethings are best done on Linux.

    But, that's not to say you shouldn't attempt it on windows.

    As a windows user I tend to find language support getting ridiculously worse overall for windows unless you are in .net / C#

    Virtual machines are were I find my days coding for anything.
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    Probably an common path error
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    "previously when..."

    How about reading changelog?

    Most likely you'll not only find out why it is like it is, but additionally you'll learn possible caveats and new stuff you might wanna look at.

    Get familiar with the ecosystem of any language - it _really_ helps.
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    Nothing has changed in the last couple of years for the Rust setup on windows.

    Also, this is not Rusts fault, but Window's. Actually it's not even that.

    MS has decided that the normal Windows user doesn't need to have a compiler and linker installed. And they are right. Many Linux distros just have the linker installed by default.

    As to why Rust is so loved, well:

    - Modern language with high performance
    - Built-in language level safety features
    - Build tool and package manager are standardized in Cargo
    - A lot more awesome tooling, e.g. rustup
    - Very good compiler errors and messages

    And much more. Simply put, people who use Rust want to keep using Rust.
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    "How come Rust is the most loved programming language?"

    This has not been, and is not a thing.
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    @Demolishun I'm pretty sure he's referring to stack overflow survey, where Rust is most beloved language for a long time
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    @HitWRight Oh wow, imagine SO being your reality as a programmer. That hurts thinking about.
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    @Demolishun It's a service a lot of developers do use on a daily basis. I'm not exactly sure what you're implying.
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    Rust shall be banned for having "RUS" in the name. Everyone using it is a big putin supporter!
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    So, its Windows & Microsoft who made things worse but not Rust :/ Fuck microsoft!!! -_- :|
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