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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:59:25 -0400
From: Jeffrey Walton <>
Subject: Re: Advocating musl to in windows subsystem and OS X

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 1:11 PM Brian Peregrine
<> wrote:
> Hey all,
> after thinking about my previous post (Advocating musl to the chromium
> OS developers ), it struck me that both Microsoft and Apple use some
> sort of libc too (Microsoft has the "subsystem for linux" on windows
> 10 now, and Apple's OS X is based on linux too -I think it was based
> on the "Darwin" linux distro.
> Microsoft probably uses glibc (as the subsystem seems to be
> canonical-made and they use glibc in ubuntu), for os x, I'm not sure
> what is being used.
> See
> In either case, Rich, perhaps you can propose to both that they use
> musl, and point them to your comparison
> ( ) ?
> Also, perhaps that comparison can have Bionic added too and compared
> to that as well ?
> Perhaps it's most appropriate to do this through posting an issue at
> their relevant repo's (for MS, it's
> , for apple
> ( ), I'm not sure which repo holds the libc.

Small nit... I believe OS X is closer to NetBSD than Linux.

Or at least the useland tools like sed, awk, grep are anemic like the BSDs.


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