Linus Torvalds: Rust may make it into the next Linux kernel after all

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  • Rust-for-Linux

    Adding support for the Rust language to the Linux kernel. (by Rust-for-Linux)

    Unstable features usually don't change often, and most features in use by Rust-for-Linux are unlikely to change before becoming stable

  • riscv-rt

    Minimal runtime / startup for RISC-V CPU's.

    100% rust on bare metal can ironically be UB in some scenarios. See this embedded-rust on riscv issue for example

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  • rustc_codegen_gcc

    libgccjit AOT codegen for rustc

    You can also build the rust for linux stuff (with slight modifications) using rustc_codegen_gcc (citation for this is the linux plumbers conference talk... not sure if there's anything other than the 3 hour long video I could link to).

  • zig

    General-purpose programming language and toolchain for maintaining robust, optimal, and reusable software.

    comptime is its superpower. That leads to proper modules as values, entirely dispenses with macros, etc. etc. etc. It's ultimately just a vast improvement on every single aspect of C AFAICT. See https://ziglang.org/

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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