Update on boostrapping via mrustc - I'm waiting on the author to resolve
https://github.com/thepowersgang/mrustc/issues/33.

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:54 PM Devrandom <c1.devran...@niftybox.net> wrote:

> The mrustc author confirms that bootstrapping rustc is feasible.  Will
> explore that next.
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 5:46 PM Devrandom <c1.devran...@niftybox.net>
> wrote:
>
>> I made some progress with walking back the Rust version, getting to
>> 2016-04-01 nightly (pre-1.8.0).  A rough cut of what I did is here:
>>
>>
>> https://github.com/devrandom/powersoftau/compare/experiment-devrandom-vendor...devrandom:experiment-devrandom-old-compile
>>
>> This doesn't quite get us to when zcash was announced in January of
>> 2016.  To make further progress, I will look into backporting the
>> question-mark operator from
>> https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/commit/210dd611aa1bd80ed2f4e663b3c4b87b3cea069a
>>  to
>> an earlier nightly.
>>
>> Will consider Peter's points and respond later.
>>
>>

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