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  • Sethox
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    Originally posted by juxuanu View Post
    Hopefully these kind of news become more common over time.
    This is the sort of spreading news that makes me want to learn Rust myself, because then it's possible to contribute myself in the Linux Community (and beyond).

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  • juxuanu
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    Hopefully these kind of news become more common over time.

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  • karolherbst
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    🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀​ :3

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  • tchiwam
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    Will be fun to check performances. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

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  • Mario Junior
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    Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

    They're already working on it.
    You most be kidding me... 😂

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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by Mario Junior View Post
    Rewrite rust in rust too.
    They're already working on it.

    The goal of this project is to create an alternative codegen backend for the rust compiler based on Cranelift. This has the potential to improve compilation times in debug mode.

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  • Mario Junior
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    Rewrite rust in rust too.

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  • phoronix
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    Linux's VGEM Kernel Driver Being Rewritten In Rust

    Phoronix: Linux's VGEM Kernel Driver Being Rewritten In Rust

    In addition to the in-development Apple M1/M2 DRM kernel graphics/display driver being written in Rust, there is now a second graphics-related kernel driver seeing early work in Rust. The existing VGEM driver is being rewritten in the Rust programming language...

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