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    Default 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

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    Great news.

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    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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    Rust? no thanks

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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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