[Fwd: Rust now available on 14 Debian architectures]

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Nov 12 03:12:14 UTC 2018

On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 08:06:29PM +0100, Volker Lendecke via samba-technical wrote:
> 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
> Rust.

Oh, that is indeed an interesting way forward.

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