[rust-dev] compiling Rust to C?

Eric Christopher echristo at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 10:31:09 PDT 2014


On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:29 AM, Josh Haberman <jhaberman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there any prospect of compiling Rust to C anytime in the mid to near future?
>
> This would be a really attractive option for anyone who wants to write
> in Rust, but wants the extreme portability of C.
>
> Actually maybe I should first ask if this is actually a tractable
> problem. Are there technical reasons that would prevent compiling Rust
> into portable C?
>
> LLVM's C Backend seems to have fallen out of maintenance -- would this
> provide the solution I am looking for, if it were maintained?
>

FWIW I removed the C Backend a few years ago because it was largely
unmaintained. It would likely need to be rewritten from scratch to do
this. If you're curious about it, let me know.

-eric


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