Re: [dwm] [discuss] Tiny C Compiler

From: Diego Biurrun <>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:17:00 +0200

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 03:14:01PM +0200, Sylvain Bertrand wrote:
> 2007/10/17, pancake <>:
> > Yup, i am the maintainer of this compiler in pkgsrc since 2003.
> >
> > The projects looks like a bit stopped but I like it very much then and now.
> > The scripting feature is quite cool and nice for some things like
> > parsing raw structures from the shell and similar things when the
> > compilation stage is senseless or molest.
> >
> > AFAIK it can compile Linux, but i didn't had a try. Maybe together with
> > pcc it can raise a new lightweight C compiler era ;)
> >
> > About tcc.. i wanted to say that the assembly generated is quite
> > cleaner than the GCC one. so this doesn't means to be as optimal as in GCC
> > but performs quite ok and the code is clenaer.
> A thing that would be funny to test: use tcc to compile things like
> OpenOffice or Gecko based browsers. If that works, I wonder how this
> software would perform. Maybe Gentoo should really think about
> including it in it's C compiler suite
> Fabrice Bellard is the creator of ffmpeg and qemu, then I would
> recommend to keep an eye on tcc.

tcc is a C-only compiler, so you will not get very far compiling
Mozilla/Firefox/Gecko, which is C++...

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