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...
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.
Rust? no thanks
He wants to better learn a language to writes a compiler.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.
I like this guy!
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.