[Fwd: Rust now available on 14 Debian architectures]

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Nov 11 19:06:29 UTC 2018

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 06:49:56AM +1300, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
> Just as an FYI:
> I know a few of us think Rust might be a practical, incremental way
> past the challenges of implementing Samba in C.
> This note from Debian suggests there has been some interesting progress
> in making it more broadly available (at least on Linux).

It will become a very interesting option with a Rust->C translator. It
does not have to be readable C, I would consider optimized assembler
or object code pretty much unreadable, and the C readability to me
does not really matter. If we had that, we could rewrite parts of
Samba in Rust and ship the C output for the platforms that don't have


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