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Re: Consideration for Rust contributions in Emacs

From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Consideration for Rust contributions in Emacs
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 14:21:58 +0100
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Troy Hinckley <comms@dabrev.com> writes:

> Po Lu already provided one; Emacs needs to support old platforms like MS-DOS. 
> So that rules out LLVM. 

GCCrs might help with that: https://rust-gcc.github.io/

Once that’s released and stable in GCC, Rust is finally safe to use for
those who want at least two independent implementations (like me).

> Are there others?

There was a point about complexity: adding another language besides C
and elisp increases complexity for contributors and maintainers a lot.

Also the gains from memory safety are much lower than for much other
software, because in Emacs memory-safety is already provided by elisp.

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein,
ohne es zu merken.

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