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Re: [ft-devel] "Inside the fastest font renderer in the world"

From: Jan Alexander Steffens
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] "Inside the fastest font renderer in the world"
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:48:29 +0000

For the record, Rust can also produce object files with C interfaces. Firefox is currently using this: you can, optionally, replace the MP4 parser with a Rust version, and this is done in Mozilla's official builds.

A caveat would be that Rust supports less platforms. Also, I think SIMD intrinsics and inline asm are still limited to nightly Rust.

On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 9:42 AM Graham Asher <address@hidden> wrote:
I might take a look at it, but no guarantees about my availability. I would convert it into C++, not C; C++ is a better fit, and there is really no point in using C these days. I would provide a C interface for compatibility.

- Graham

On 04/08/2016 20:42, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

A first step towards making this new renderer generally useful would
be to convert it or compile it (using the Crust compiler) to C.
Is there a volunteer for this?  Raph is quite busy, he told me...


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