Glsl transpiler, interpreter?

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  • naga

    Universal shader translation in Rust

    Not sure about on the CPU, but naga is a shading language transpiler you can write custom front/backends for.

  • rust-gpu

    🐉 Making Rust a first-class language and ecosystem for GPU shaders 🚧

    rust-gpu is a project to give the Rust compiler a SPIR-V backend. naga could then convert that output to GLSL.

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  • wgpu

    Cross-platform, safe, pure-rust graphics api.

    Myself, I've been thinking about going a different direction: writing the code twice but also writing unit tests that test the GPU implementation. In wgpu it is easy to access the GPU without also creating a window, so at some point I'm going to try writing hybrid unit tests.

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