wasm32-unknown-unknown landed & enabled

- Jan-Erik Rediger

Yesterday the Pull Request 46115: "rustbuild: Enable WebAssembly backend by default" was merged into Rust master. With the Nightly build from that night, the wasm32-unknown-unknown target is natively available.

Once you install that nightly (or any later one from now on), you can compile to WebAssembly without additional tools:

rustup update
rustup target add wasm32-unknown-unknown --toolchain nightly
rustc +nightly --target wasm32-unknown-unknown -O hello.rs

Support & documentation is still a bit limited, but we're working to expand in this area. The Rust compiler also does not have a proper linker just now, so final WebAssembly modules will be quite big. Alex wrote a small tool to reduce the size:

cargo install --git https://github.com/alexcrichton/wasm-gc
wasm-gc hello.wasm small-hello.wasm

You can find the full instruction in the wasm-32-unknown-unknown setup guide.

If you want to contribute with examples, documentation, articles or other resources open an issue or pull request on github.com/badboy/hellorust.