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Re: Consideration for Rust contributions in Emacs

From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Consideration for Rust contributions in Emacs
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 07:52:35 +0100
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Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

> GCC is a GNU package and we do not want to
> replace a GNU package with anything else.  LLVM is not copylefted;
> using a noncopylefted package in place of a copylefted package would
> be a setback for our cause.

GCCrs¹ is a GCC frontend written for Rust, currently expected to be
included in GCC 13.

But even when using that to compile, people developing Rust software
would still be dependent on LLVM for now², because GCCrs currently only
compiles but does no actual borrow-checking.

¹: https://rust-gcc.github.io/
   This is via Github, but it does not require unfree Javascript to
   access. It works even in M-x eww.

²: Implementing the borrow checker is planned, but it’s not included in
   the initial release.

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

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