[Mesa-dev] Rust drivers in Mesa

Konstantin Kharlamov hi-angel at yandex.ru
Sat Oct 3 21:48:58 UTC 2020

On Fri, 2020-10-02 at 08:04 -0700, Dylan Baker wrote:

> And if you're not going to use cargo, is rust really a win?

Sure. When people talk about Rust in context of advantages against other
languages, I don't remember Cargo ever being mentioned. People love it for other

> The standard library is rather minimal "because just pull in 1000 crates". The
> distro people can correct me if I'm wrong, but when librsvg went to rust it was
> a nightmare, several distros went a long time without updates because of cargo.

IIRC, the problem wit librsvg was because Clang didn't support some CPU
architectures on which librsvg was used. So people simply could not build it. I
don't remember hearing about any other issues.

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