Started a page to catalogue my approach to learning Japanese:
Includes a bunch of helpful Anki decks and a script you can use to generate your own custom Anki decks for Japanse vocab.
Feedback welcome from both new and experienced Japanese learners!
- above all else, it's a nice language. it's got its pain points compared to something like Go, but I would more readily use this for constructing a terminal application of any sort any day, simply because of how "good" it feels to write those sorts of applications in Rust. (still gotta hand it to Go for concurrency and being super nice to use - async/await in stable rust is nice, though)
- optionals make a tonne of sense and I'm glad they exist. same w/ result types
- i don't like how tightly packed everything feels - there's a lot of extra "everything" - but on the bright side, it's caught some of my dumber mistakes pretty early and gracefully.
- rust is super nice for some applications, especially smaller, more niche uses. i haven't encountered many of the headaches that you'd inevitably find at scale.
- pattern matching is godly and I'm addicted
- the borrow checker has gotten significantly less painfully annoying since I last used it
just 1/10th of the way of being able to read basic text and still severely lacking in basic grammatical knowledge aside from rudimentary verb conjugations but no biggie
on the bright side apparently I know a little under 200 kanji now so
so I guess I'm alive again? not that it really matters but you know, 👋🏻
Programming is my primary skill, but I also love linguistics.
Learning more programming, myself and a foreign language all at the same time.