[rust-dev] Emscripten for Rust?

Kevin Cantu me at kevincantu.org
Sun Jan 5 19:47:09 PST 2014


It would provide a nice migration path.  And a way to guarantee that
your nice Rust program had some terrible unsupported legacy C for the
next decade or two.  ;D

Kevin

On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Corey Richardson <corey at octayn.net> wrote:
> Much of it would be. But why?
>
> On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM, Huon Wilson <dbau.pp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On first glance it seems like C -> Rust would be very feasible via a lot of
>> `unsafe`, * and *mut.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 06/01/14 13:21, Corey Richardson wrote:
>>>
>>> Any such conversion is going to be lossy enough as to be worthless.
>>> It's only acceptable for emscripten because the web platform can't run
>>> native code. But any use of Rust is already going to be  targetting
>>> something that can run C.
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Greg <greg at kinostudios.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'd happy chip in for a Kickstarter-type project to automatically convert
>>>> C/C++ to Rust.
>>>>
>>>> Anything like this exists or anyone planning on making this type of
>>>> announcement?
>>>>
>>>> - Greg
>>>>
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