I get asked why I’m into C++ and not Rust.
Above all, it’s pragmatic. C++ is simply what’s used for the work I aspire to do, and I don’t have time for both.
Beyond that, I still think there’s at least one reason to learn C++ today: out of respect for where it’s gotten us. A lot of lessons to learn from something that powers the world, flaws and all.
And when you do learn Rust, you’ll understand it better. The C++ context will give you a deeper & more intuitive appreciation for why it’s like it is.
Rust wouldn’t be what it is without C++. 🤝