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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the ilibc-ulibc-we-all-C-for-libc dept.

dalias writes

"The musl libc project has released version 1.0, the result of three years of development and testing. Musl is a lightweight, fast, simple, MIT-licensed, correctness-oriented alternative to the GNU C library (glibc), uClibc, or Android's Bionic. At this point musl provides all mandatory C99 and POSIX interfaces (plus a lot of widely-used extensions), and well over 5000 packages are known to build successfully against musl.

Several options are available for trying musl. Compiler toolchains are available from the musl-cross project, and several new musl-based Linux distributions are already available (Sabotage and Snowflake, among others). Some well-established distributions including OpenWRT and Gentoo are in the process of adding musl-based variants, and others (Aboriginal, Alpine, Bedrock, Dragora) are adopting musl as their default libc."

 
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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @03:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @03:12PM (#18907)

    Looks like they are also auditing the gcc libc and a few others also. This I would say is a good thing. A little competition seems to help gcc.

    http://wiki.musl-libc.org/wiki/Bugs_found_by_musl [musl-libc.org]

    Looks like they are sprinkling in a bit of C11 only work too.

    This shows better what they are thinking is wrong in their code
    http://wiki.musl-libc.org/wiki/Open_Issues [musl-libc.org]
    http://www.etalabs.net/compare_libcs.html [etalabs.net]

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