Re: Advice on C libraries (Aharon Robbins)
Thu, 8 Oct 2015 06:11:15 +0000 (UTC)

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From: (Aharon Robbins)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 06:11:15 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: A noiseless patient Spider
References: 15-10-005
Keywords: C, library
Posted-Date: 09 Oct 2015 21:12:08 EDT

The Google / Android "bionic" C library may be of interest as well.

The various *BSDs all have reasonable C libraries (POSIX compliant etc.)

If you're not targeting Linux specifically, then avoiding GLIBC probably
is a good idea.

My two cents.


In article 15-10-005, John R. Levine <> wrote:
>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?

Aharon (Arnold) Robbins arnold AT skeeve DOT com

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