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  • Mozilla's Rust Language Gets A GCC Compiler Front-End

    Phoronix: Mozilla's Rust Language Gets A GCC Compiler Front-End

    A Rust language front-end is under development for the GNU Compiler Collection. Rust is Mozilla's programming language under development that's similar to C/++ and aims to be a safe, concurrent practical language...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUzMzM

  • #2
    Great news.

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    • #3
      Rust is a great language, glad to see it's picking up traction. It's a shame D isn't picking up(well, Facebook is replacing its C++ backend with D afaik, which might be great for D.), but Rust seems pretty popular already with a big name behind it.

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      • #4
        Rust? no thanks

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        • #5
          Herron has been working on the "gccrs" branch for a while already and he's been coding this language front-end to better learn the Rust language.
          He wants to better learn a language to writes a compiler.
          I like this guy!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by peppercats View Post
            Rust is a great language, glad to see it's picking up traction. It's a shame D isn't picking up(well, Facebook is replacing its C++ backend with D afaik, which might be great for D.), but Rust seems pretty popular already with a big name behind it.
            Where did you read about this?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Where did you read about this?
              Andrei Alexandrescu works for facebook now, he's posted about it a few times.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by peppercats View Post
                Andrei Alexandrescu works for facebook now, he's posted about it a few times.
                Well besides being a developer of D he is also a C++ expert.
                Just because he develop D and is employed by Facebook is replacing C++ with D.

                Andrei's title seems to be research scientist at Facebook.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  Well besides being a developer of D he is also a C++ expert.
                  Just because he develop D and is employed by Facebook is replacing C++ with D.

                  Andrei's title seems to be research scientist at Facebook.
                  He's posted on the dlang forums about how they're replacing the C++ backend at facebook with D.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by peppercats View Post
                    He's posted on the dlang forums about how they're replacing the C++ backend at facebook with D.
                    I see.

                    Sounds pretty weird.
                    D might be a great language and might be better than C, Objective-C and C++, but there aren't so many compilers for it, and those who exist probably not so optimized.
                    C++ have more compilers and they are likely much more optimized.
                    But I don't know.

                    Pretty interesting someone finally picking up D though.
                    I remember many years ago, D sounded pretty cool, but now there is C++11 and upcoming C++14, so I don't need if there is still as much need for it today.

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