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Zero Cost Abstractions

The idea of a zero cost abstraction is very important to certain programming languages, like Rust and C++, which intend to enable users to write programs with excellent performance profiles with relatively little effort. Since this idea is fundamental to the design of Rust and my work, I want to investigate, for a moment, what exactly a zero cost abstraction even is. The idea is summarized in its original by Bjarne Stroustrup, the original developer of C++:…

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