OK. The answer is very simple. Does Rust buy you something, timing, memory space, cheaper architecture, that C doesn't. What the language buys is critical.
You are producing code for a business that must maintain it going forward, after you are gone and your young enthusiastic engineer has gone off to find a better job. He will.
Realtime control has limits that must be observed. After that the choice of languages is all about long term support. So check the hire boards and see how easy it will be to replace your young enthusiastic engineer. If easy, make sure the next hire or two has Rust under their belt. Or go with C. The next hire will know that language.
What I 'like' is not relevant. I liked bash for most system level scripting, but often python is a better choice. So I use python.
Last. Talk your choice out with the young engineer. Let him know you took him seriously, did your homework. He's follow your lead easier with that example.
Over the last five years I've had school designed Acer laptop, 2 core 1.1 g Hz that loaded Fedora over and over without issue.
Then I got an HP laptop. I could never get the graphics to work with linux. I finally loaded virtualbox under windows and installed linux as a client.
Fed up with that situation, I bought a nice 4 core 1.5 g Hz Acer that load Fedora after I partitioned the drive using Windows built in utility. It loaded Federa 22 without issue and now using Google-Chrome-beta, I can watch videos from Amazon and Netflix without an issue. It's been a month since I booted Windows.
p.s. The best battery life I've had on the three is the latest Acer, an Aspire E 15 ( AMD Quad-Core E2-6110 ) and I think it was $349
Bad use of the word prank. He's a child using his brain to do something he couldn't do before. That's not a prank. He's a geek. We often don't see the world through christian/muslim terrorist eyes. We're still working on the concept of sex.
A boy was trying to impress his female teacher. Really you guys can't see this as what it is. A boy bringing a shiny red apple to his female teacher hoping she will smile at him like he's a man, not a boy?
WOW! A homemade clock to impress her and she thinks he made a bomb. Well, I suppose it was a bomb as he didn't get her approval.
There is one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says "Yes" you know he is crooked. -- Groucho Marx