Any interest in Rust


(Jamie Reid) #1

Hey All,

Are there any other members excited by / learning Rust?

There are a lot of people beginning to use it for embedded systems in place of C.
A cool example being Wesley’s badge from LCA.
(I think that example is running a rust binary on top of Linux, but I believe it would be possible to write it for bare metal (you just lose the standard libraries of course, and would likely need to write more code to compensate)).

-J


(Derryn Harvie) #2

I’m interested, as there’s certainly some benefits over C.

I guess I want to understand first how far along it’s come for the most common microcontrollers, e.g. what’s required to code for any of the STM32’s, or any other ARM cortex M for that matter.

I’m less interested in using it as a systems language in Linux, I just don’t do much of that.