[Mesa-dev] Rust drivers in Mesa
alyssa.rosenzweig at collabora.com
Wed Oct 14 22:25:36 UTC 2020
> > I think it's just going to get more messy and complicated for people who don't want to learn or use another language. Mesa already requires people to know C, Python, and now newly Gitlab CI scripts just to get stuff done and merged. Another language would only exacerbate the issue and steepen the learning curve.
> To some extent I agree, and I think that's a good reason to start with
> Rust in a leaf-node of the project (a driver or compiler backend)
> rather than in a common piece of infrastructure.
Indeed, at least to probe the waters I'm interested in a backend
compiler, which necessarily only touches a few people and a few
architectures (fewer cross-platform issues. Mali is only* ever
paired with ARM CPUs, which have a good Rust story).
* We don't talk about SoFIA
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