On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 3:44 PM, <rspeiglv...@gmail.com> wrote: > I would like to use Qubes for development work in Rust. I understand that > Rust can eliminate many different sorts of memory related bugs. Would it be > helpful to use in Qubes OS development for improving security? Are there any > security concerns to prevent using Rust? For example, the Qubes GUI could be > rewritten in rust... would that help security?
There are lots of issues here which are not within the class of coding errors which Rust seeks to eliminate, but rather algorithm and protocol-level issues and issues inherent to interfacing across VMs. These problems are hard, and I am unconvinced that Rust makes them easier to solve. That said, an awesome part of open source is that you are free to just go ahead and try, and if it turns out to be indeed superior, then it could be integrated. Yay ecosystem diversity! :) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/CABQWM_AiBMH7-7fk1VS6RbkEBS2Wtu3kZj%2B7GAUw94OPULDmCg%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.