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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Fwd: Re: [GSoC] Question on "Rust implementation

From: Andrew Cann
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Fwd: Re: [GSoC] Question on "Rust implementation of GNUnet utils" project
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:14:40 -0400
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On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 02:07:32PM +0200, Jeff Burdges wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-04-18 at 02:09 -0400, Andrew Cann wrote:
> > If there was an effort to rewrite core in rust then MaidSafe *might* be 
> > willing
> > to join forces. But it would need to be discussed with people above me.
> We do not have the resources for this at the time being.  We're only
> going to do a couple mid or higher level things in Rust right now.  

Damn, I just spent a whole meeting pushing for this. The other option here
would be for us to write a rust wrapper around core and/or cadet. The
thread-unsafety of those libraries would probably be a blocker though.

> Also, there are periodic discussions in the Tor community about NAT
> traversal.  They've very smart people like Yawning who built things like
> pluggable transports and deemed NATs to be too hard to be worth solving.
> It's probably worth skimming what's been said about it in their mailing
> list archives.  I'd imagine that, if you produce a good solution, then
> they'd become interested eventually.  

Thanks, I'll look into it.

 - Andrew

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