Alok Menghrajani

Security engineer at Square. Previously co-author of Hacklang and pushed for adoption of 100% https at Facebook.

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Every year (since last year) Eric Wastl organizes a programming contest. The contest runs from December 1st to December 25th and each day a puzzle is revealed at midnight UTC.

Some people compete for speed. I decided to use this as an opportunity to learn a new programming language and picked Rust.

Rust is a system's language which is designed with interesting safety properties. The memory model doesn't use a garbage collector or reference counting scheme, but instead leverages a borrow system which reminds me of LinearML.

In theory, such a system is more efficient as the number of cores on our processor grows. Let's see how this plays out in the long term?

You can follow my progress by checking out my commented Rust solutions.