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Thirty-eight percent of respondents are concerned about the Rust language becoming too complex.

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Rust language usage is increasing, but developers who identify as former Rust users cited difficulty as their primary reason for staying away, according to the recently released 2022 State of Rust Survey.

More developers are using Rust than ever before, with more than 90% of the respondents to the annual survey identifying as Rust users, with 47% of those using Rust daily. And 29.7% of respondents said they use Rust for the majority of coding at their workplace. The survey was conducted in December 2022, with 9,433 survey completions.

The survey found that 30% of Rust users can write simple programs in the language, 27% can write production-ready code, and 42% consider themselves productive using Rust. Among former Rust users, 30% cited difficulty as the primary reason for giving up the language, while nearly 47% cited factors outside their control.

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