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Date:      Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:00:48 -0800
From:      Michael Sierchio <>
To:        "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Rust in base
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On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 2:13 PM Steve O'Hara-Smith <> wrote=

> On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:02:55 +0000 (UTC)
> Ihor Antonov <> wrote:
> > So there are 2 questions:
> > - technical one: how bootstrapping issue can be solved?
> > - what does FreeBSD community think of the idea to have Rust in base?
>         Some years back a great deal of work was done to remove perl from
> the base so adding Rust (or anything else) would be a step back. An old B=
> goal is that base should be just enough to be self hosting and be BSD
> (removing the traditional games from the base took some discussion).
As a fellow embedded guy, +1 to what Steve says.  Even things in the "Base"
should probably have package db entries so they can be removed.  Target
systems don't necessarily need a compiler or a full tool chain.  Then we
can converge on a consensus set of basic tools that most people will need,
with the opportunity to remove them =E2=80=93 rather than creating a

=E2=80=93 Michael


"Well," Brahm=C4=81 said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is =
wiser, but an intelligent person requires only two thousand five hundred."

- The Mah=C4=81bh=C4=81rata

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