Programming languages: Now Rust project looks for a way into the Linux kernel

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The Rust programming language gets a nod of approval from Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

The makers of systems programming language Rust are looking at how to adapt the language for use in the Linux kernel.

Josh Triplett, an Intel engineer and lead of the Rust language project, says he’d “love to see a path to incorporating Rust into the kernel”, as long as it’s done cautiously and doesn’t upset Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds.

“If building Rustic interfaces within the kernel requires some additional language features, we should see what enhancements to the language would best serve those requirements,” he said in a mailing list discussion about a proposed Linux Plumbers Conference session on support for Rust in the Linux kernel tree…