The compiler team had our weekly triage meeting on 2019-10-10. You can find the minutes on the compiler-team repository. Each week, we have general announcements from the team followed by check-ins from two of the compiler team working groups.
@centril is splitting
libsyntaxinto data and logic parts which will decrease the amount of code
@nagisa is working on a cross-platform version of stacker which will allow us to avoid stack overflows in rustc.
There is a compiler team design meeting scheduled for tomorrow (2019-10-11) to discuss some of @Zoxc's PRs.
@pnkfelix is revising the code that handles structural match checking.
@nikomatsakis has a PR (#65232) up which helps us get closer to lazy normalization.
wg-traitsis going to start holding a weekly "office hours" video call to help answer questions and teach people about trait system internals.
Working group sync
wg-rustc-dev-guide aims to make the compiler easier to learn by ensuring that rustc-dev-guide and api docs are “complete”.
wg-rustc-dev-guidehas been working on transcribing videos from the compiler lecture series into rustc-dev-guide chapters.
Originally, individuals were assigned one or lectures to complete but that hasn't worked very well.
Recently, they're trying to work on one video at a time as a team with much better results.
There's a PR open for a new chapter based on the
wg-llvm encompasses work in LLVM upstream fixing the issues and implementing features that matter to Rust.
- rustc has upgraded to the LLVM 9 release;
- Which allows us to replace some the emscripten stuff with LLVM’s toolchain.
- As part of these upgrades we will likely end up dropping support for the super old LLVM 6, which in turn allows us to stop building the unnecessary Go & OCaml bindings to LLVM, which in turn helps rustc build times slightly.
- People are also working on enabling use of the new pass manager, which might give us some tangible code quality improvements over the status quo.