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Difference Between Golang and Rust
  • Last Updated : 14 Dec, 2020

Golang is an open-source programming language that is statically-typed and compiled language. Go language has been developed by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson at Google. It was introduced back in 2007 by Google and first launched in 2009. It supports concurrency which provides high chances of successfully building parallel systems. Some of the companies that use the Go language are Google, Uber, Twitch, Dailymotion, Dropbox, etc.

Advantage of Go Language:

  • Easy to use
  • Supported by Google
  • Good documentation
  • Simplicity of code
  • Good interoperability with C language

Disadvantage of Go Language :

  • Less versatile
  • It is not a system language
  • It is not enough immutability
  • Less performance
  • It does not support generics

Rust is a multi-paradigm open-source systems programming language that is especially safe concurrency. Rust programming language has been developed by Graydon Hoare at Mozilla research and it came into existence back in 2010. It lacks concurrency so it is less popular in the case of developing parallel systems. Some of the companies that use Rust language are Mozilla, Dropbox, Sentry, Postmates, Brilliant, etc.

Advantage of Rust language:



  • It provides quick debugging and testing
  • It is ideally memory safe
  • It has predictable runtime behavior
  • It saves crashing
  • It saves debugging time

Disadvantage of Rust language :

  • Learning Rust is a little difficult than Go
  • It is slow to compile
  • It is less efficient
  • It is harder to maintain
  • Lack of efficient garbage collection

Difference between Go and Rust:

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RUST

Go or Golang is an open-source programming language that is statically-typed and compiled language.  Rust is a multi-paradigm open-source systems programming language that is especially safe concurrency.
It can be used to develop applications faster. It can not be used to develop applications faster like Go.
Go programming compilation speed is faster than Rust. Rust programming compilation speed is slow than Go.
It is a very simple language and also easy to understand. Rust language is a little bit complex to understand.
Go language has lesser functionalities as compared to Rust language. Rust language has many features and functionalities as compared to the Go language.
Go is a more popular language than Rust language. Rust is a less popular language than the Go language.
Go language supports concurrency which provides high chances of successfully building parallel systems. Rust language lacks concurrency so it is less popular in the case of developing parallel systems.
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