Advice on C libraries

"John R. Levine" <>
7 Oct 2015 22:13:17 -0400

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From: "John R. Levine" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 7 Oct 2015 22:13:17 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: question, C, library
Posted-Date: 07 Oct 2015 22:14:56 EDT

I'm working with some people who are building a C language toolchain
for a new 64 bit architecture. A large part of the work is getting
the usual libraries to work.

The obvious choice would be glibc, except that the C compiler is not
gcc, and getting glibc to work with anything else is not for the faint
of heart or short of time. We're looking at musl which seems quite
promising, small, looks well coded, MIT license.

Anyone have experience with it or advice to offer?

Here's a not necessarily unbiased comparison of four open source C


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