Re: [dev] Optimizing C compiler & c++ compiler/runtime

From: Anthony J. Bentley <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:22:03 -0700

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 5:49 AM, Sylvain BERTRAND <> wrote:
> There is also the question of finding a new C99 optimizing
> compiler written properly in C of course.
> tinycc is interesting. It would require just a few basic
> optimization passes to make it a reasonable alternative to gcc.
> There is also the openwatcom compiler.
> Anything else?

I’ve been curious about libfirm and cparser but haven't looked at them
closely yet.

“Firm is a C-library that provides a graph-based intermediate
representation, optimizations, and assembly code generation suitable
for use in compilers.”

“cparser is a library containing a parser, lexer and semantic analysis
for the ISO C99 language. It should be used as a compiler frontend, a
base for source-source transformation, or source-checker tools.”

Anthony J. Bentley
Received on Fri Dec 20 2013 - 16:22:03 CET

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