Re: [dev] [OT] glibc

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 08:05:34 -0400

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 01:51:43PM +0200, pancake wrote:
> I would love to have such lib usable for more than one kernel (w32, bsd,
> osx, linux..)
> this is theorically the big benefit of glibc.. but it is certainly
> something i would love
> to have..
> NetBSD have a good Libc implementation, but it is not suckless.. I would
> certainly
> like to see something like a libc from scratch taking code from bionic
> and netbsd
> implementing the functions we need in order to run the software we use.
> This code coverage can be easily done with some hooks in the PLT table,
> so we
> can reduce the number of C functions needed.
> I would prefer to have a smart and small C library that follows POSIX,
> but does not
> implements it completely.
> The kernel comunication must be done separatedly, so we can use this on
> linux,
> windows or plan9.

The kernel communication is always done separately. Even the
BSD libcs factor out kernel communication, and they're meant to
run on only one kernel.

I don't know about NetBSD, but most of FreeBSD and OpenBSD libcs
are actually very nice. Plan 9's libc is, of course, much nicer.
APE has one that's mostly nice too, for that matter.

P.S. Your mail formatting is very broken. Perhaps you're mixing
manual and automatic line breaking. I suppose that comes with
using a Mozilla email client.

Kris Maglione
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
	--Edsger W. Dijkstra
Received on Fri Jun 11 2010 - 12:05:34 UTC

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