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[Ghm-discuss] GCC frontend for Rust

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: [Ghm-discuss] GCC frontend for Rust
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2019 20:28:00 +0200
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After the talk about Rust during GHM 2019, we had a lively discussion about
having a GCC frontend for Rust. The idea being that if GCC can correctly
compile rust code, it goes a long way towards proving the correctness of many
of rustc's decisions.

Also, we would be able to port Rust code to many many more architectures that
LLVM just does not / can not support (example provided was the m68k).

There's two things I knew about this in the past:
1. mrustc: A rust to C compiler.
The author calls it a compiler, but my understanding is that this is just a
2. gccrs: The gccrs branch in GCC attempts to implement a rust frontend for
GCC. However, from the looks of things this attempt is extremely outdated and
targets a very early version of Rust.

I did however come across something new today: 

They're trying to discuss this again. I would love to see this come to
fruition. Just figured I'd put this out here for the others to see.

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah
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