GCC Rust Patches Updated Ahead Of Hopeful Landing In GCC 13

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 26 October 2022 at 06:00 AM EDT. Add A Comment
An updated version of the Rust "gccrs" front-end for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) was sent out today for review. The GCC Rust "v3" patches address developer comments raised during earlier review as they try to get this new Rust programming language support merged in time for GCC 13.

A GCC compiler front-end for Rust has long been sought after as an alternative to the official Rust compiler built atop LLVM. Going back years there has been out-of-tree GCC Rust front-end work that has been heating up in more recent years. This year the gccrs patches have been undergoing review and the GCC steering committee approved the Rust front-end. Now it just leaves addressing all upstream developer feedback and any technical issues with the code before gccrs can be merged.

Mailed out this morning were the latest gccrs patches addressing comments raised during prior review. No new features/functionality are included as part of these updated patches

We'll see if today's patches are in good enough shape yet for being merged to mainline GCC.

Meanwhile last week a GCC 13 status report was issued and noted that general "stage 1" development will end on 13 November. Following that will be the usual two month general bug fixing period. GCC 13.1 stable meanwhile should be out around the usual March~April timeframe.
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