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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: 1) by Desler on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:01PM

    by Desler (880) on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:01PM (#18983)

    Why should you think you'll burn karma? You're absolutely write. For string lengths of even 100 or less characters will take fractions of a second and that's against ancient Pentium 4s. It is highly doubtful that the overhead of strlen is a hotspot in the vast of programs and if it is then it's usually due to some idiot calling it repeatedly for the same string rather than caching the value.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:03PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:03PM (#18987)

    Absolutely right of course. Facepalm at myself.