GCC Rust is a front-end project for the GNU toolchain, a work-in-progress alternative to the official Rustc compiler. Being part of GCC, the compiler benefits from the common compiler flags, available backend targets and provides insight into its distinct optimiser’s impact on a modern language. In this talk, I will introduce the compiler, demonstrate its current state and discuss the goals and motivations for the project.
Rust-GCC — a GCC front-end for Rust
Philip Herron has a background in GCC from Google Summer of Code, as well as completing custom backends for LLVM. He is the author of the Rust front-end project on GitHub and enjoys the challenge that compilers bring. Currently, he’s working for Embecosm as a Compiler Engineer.