Rust Developers Announce MIR, But It's Not What Comes To Mind
Written by Michael Larabel in Programming on 27 April 2016 at 12:26 PM EDT. 9 Comments
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Developers working on the Rust programming language today formally announced MIR, but it's not to be confused with Ubuntu's Mir display server.

MIR is short for the Mid-level IR and is a new intermediate representation to be used by the Rust compiler stack. MIR has been in development over the past year and sits in between Rust's high-level IR (HIR) and LLVM's IR.

MIR is central to Rust developers in improving their compiler stack. They hope this Mid-level IR will allow them to achieve faster compile times, faster execution times, and more precise type checking. There are also other benefits for their compiler and they hope it will allow them to eliminate some redundancies and make other improvements.

Developers and compiler fans wishing to learn more about Rust's MIR can read the lengthy blog post providing a detailed overview of this new mid-level IR at Rust-Lang.org.
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