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wow: is moving to a RustTLS backend – initially opt-in, but the plan is to make it the default eventually. abetterinternet.org/post/memor

I did *not* see that coming. I thought we might one day get a alternative to curl, but curl itself embracing Rust is quite the vote of confidence.

(imo, more meaningful that FAANG's recent/continuing rust love)

@sohkamyung @codesections @bagder

about the rust aborting on OOM errors, isn’t that up to the global allocator? could you just write a simple wrapper around the default allocator to return an error on OOM?

@codesections curl has always been a bit of a kitchen sink so this makes sense imo

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It's also kind of weird, considering about half a year ago Daniel said to me, loosely summarised, that he wants nothing but C backends because eventually he may have to maintain them, and only feels comfortable with C for that. It'll be interesting how this pans out longer term.

@codesections I just hope it won't preclude maintaining all the ports to niche OSes that don't have Rust support…

@mmu_man @codesections Since Rust uses LLVM as its backend, are there any platforms Curl targets that Rust can't?

@freakazoid @codesections all M68K OSes at least (for now, support is getting upstreamed, but 68k support doesn't mean support for each and every OS and their executable format and ABI)…

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