Alternative compiler toolchain ?

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Sat Jul 1 13:33:50 UTC 2006

Dan Nelson <dnelson at> writes:

> In the last episode (Jul 01), Jean-Marc Lienher said:
>> I've found some other compilers on the web:
>>  (LGPL)
> tcc is very fast, probably has the most modern C parser of the lot, and
> might even be able to build world except that the shared binaries it
> generates aren't able to be loaded by our rtld.  It looks like tcc only
> emits the bare minimum to get Linux to run the executable, and I don't
> know enough about the ELF format to fill in the blanks.

I never managed to get tcc compiled stuff (GNU libc or dietlibc) to run
under Linux, but haven't pursued the issue beyond that point.

Matthias Andree

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