Trustworthy, concurrent systems programming.
Jim Blandy has been programming since 1981, and writing Free software since 1990. He has been the maintainer of GNU Emacs and GNU Guile, and a maintainer of GDB, the GNU Debugger. He is one of the original designers of the Subversion version control system. Jim now works on Firefox’s web developer tools for Mozilla.
Rust offers the performance and control over memory of C and C++, combined with a type system that catches memory leaks, null pointer fetches, dangling pointers, and thread interactions.