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hundreds-father-404

02/03/2020, 8:00 PM
That would be a chicken-and-the-egg problem, though, I think
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happy-kitchen-89482

02/03/2020, 8:12 PM
All compilers and build tools have this problem - but you build the new engine with the previous engine...
Self-hosting is a normal thing to be able to do 🙂
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aloof-angle-91616

02/03/2020, 10:07 PM
i made this ticket previously to track ideas on how to do this: https://github.com/pantsbuild/pants/issues/8717
title "build pants with its own rust backend"