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Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:42:18 +0100
From: Jens Gustedt <>
Subject: Re: 8cc C Compiler

Am Montag, den 02.03.2015, 14:59 -0500 schrieb Rich Felker:
> Assuming it's complete to C11 but without any GNU extensions, that's
> really really close to being able to compile musl libc.a. I read that
> the author isn't interested in large patches, but that doesn't mean
> that proposing the idea of getting it into a state where it could
> compile musl would be unreasonable, or that proposing specific small
> patches would.

Hm, I just tried a bit, and there are not much musl files that it
compiles successfully, yet :( On some it gives a clue what's wrong, on
many others it simply crashes, it seems.

Also, support for _Complex, _Atomic, _Static_assert seems to be
missing, which for me makes it a bit pointless to claim C11

And it simply doesn't work with the header files that my system
provides. Makes me realize how gcc'ish linux distributions are. But
using it with musl and its clean headers should be easier to do.

Compile time and code size of the compiler are in fact really


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