The Rustacean Station Podcast

Bootstrapping Rust with Albert Larsan

Posted Fri, 14 Jul 2023 14:08:00 +0000

Allen Wyma talks with Albert Larsan about his work on bootstrapping the Rust compiler.

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  • [@0:00] - Introduction to Bootstrap
  • [@1:57] - Building the standard library and compiler.
  • [@5:34] - The biggest challenges when bootstrapping rustc (the Rust compiler)
  • [@11:26] - Why use Python to start the bootstrapping process?
  • [@13:08] - Running tests as part of the Rust CI to ensure that each component is well-tested.
  • [@15:07] - Running tests on Linux, MacOS, and Windows
  • [@18:54] - Features that the Rust bootstrap team has been working on.
  • [@20:50] - Plans to run Clippy and fix issues.
  • [@23:41] - Stage redesign, verification, reproducibility, and different optimizations implemented in the compiler.
  • [@27:28] - Albert’s advice on the process of bootstrapping Rust.
  • [@31:05] - The importance of documentation
  • [@31:49] - Parting thoughts


Intro Theme: Aerocity

Audio Editing: Plangora

Hosting Infrastructure: Jon Gjengset

Show Notes: Plangora

Hosts: Allen Wyma