Rust is a fairly new programming language with the goal of being a safe systems programming language. “Safe” means code generated by Rust is free of memory access and data race vulnerabilities. System programming language means that Rust programs are fast and able to use platform resources.
This 5-part video series entitled Rust Models by Dr. James Fawcett, describes different conceptual models that underlie the Rust programming language. Discussion with exemplars is used to illustrate how the models describe aspects of the language for effective use. In this series, five core fundamental models are presented:
- Type Safety
- Object Model
- Code Structure
This video discusses Rust “Generic Types”, a language facility for defining types that depend on a parameter specified at compile time. Rust Generics are similar to generic types used in Java and C#, but unlike C++ templates which support specialization.