Hi guys, I have been following use of Rust in embedded for some time now, and I’m impressed over the progress that is being made all the time.
I have been thinking lately over the possibility of using Rust in relation to PLC’s.
As you may know, programming of PLC’s is usually done in IEC61131-3, which is a collection of 5 languages, where Ladder logic and perhaps Structured Text (a textual language which is limited in ability by design (less footguns) and focused on maximum readability) are the most well-known. The focus I guess is foremost on ease of programming and troubleshooting/debugging.
It would be exciting do something in this space, like a ladder/structured text interpreter or something else to run on resource-constrained devices. PLC’s are similar, but another use case in relation to embedded systems. And I think there is some potential here for Rust.
What are your thoughts on Rust in this space, are there already some discussions or projects going on?