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Rust and UEFI

Rust is a relatively new programming language.

Back in 2013, Eric Holk started adding UEFI support in Rust:
http://blog.theincredibleholk.org/blog/2013/11/18/booting-to-rust/
https://github.com/eholk/Boot2Rust

There’s also a 2014 UEFI Rust library by “project kernel”, which includes a UEFI boot loader, among other things:
https://github.com/project-kernel/uefi-lib
https://github.com/project-kernel/kernel

Starting last month, there’s another Rust UEFI library, by William Kunkel:
https://github.com/wkunkel/libuefi

I don’t know how to program in Rust yet, so I can’t say how usable Rust is with UEFI yet. The last library looks promising, perhaps more general-purpose than the previous projects, as far as I can tell. I guess I am going to have to learn Rust…

More Information:
https://www.rust-lang.org/
https://twitter.com/rustlang

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