[OSM-talk] Funding of three infrastructure projects : Nominatim, osm2pgsql, Potlatch 2

Skyler Hawthorne osm at dead10ck.com
Tue Aug 4 18:26:20 UTC 2020

Indeed, this is exactly what I was thinking. From an engineering
maintenance perspective, even if you managed to get something
"working", the result would be an incomprehensible mess. I don't
usually like to speak in such extremes, and I certainly don't mean any
offense, but in this case it's warranted: this is a pretty bad idea.

On Tue, 2020-08-04 at 14:08 -0400, Mike Nice wrote:
> On 8/4/2020 7:21 AM, pangoSE wrote:
> > I suggest we wait for ruffle to be ready and then compile P2 to
> > first wasm and then decompile it into C and then translate it into
> > rust.
> > It can then be cleaned up and shipped to both as a desktop
> > application and a wasm binary run in the browser.
> ruffle ->  wasm -> C -> rust is unlikely to be useful. Sure it might 
> run, but all program comments will have been stripped.  The automatic
> C 
> -> Rust step is likely to generate unsafe mode code that must be
> cleaned 
> up to fully see the benefits of Rust.   And finally, the result
> would 
> not be maintainable over the long term without a huge amount of
> cleanup.
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