Tiny C Compiler

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[Note: I am no longer working on TCC. Check the mailing list to get up to date information.]

(Feb 15, 2013) TCC version 0.9.26 is out thanks to Thomas Preud'homme (Changelog). Summary of the changes:

(May 20, 2009) TCC version 0.9.25 is out thanks to Grischka (Changelog). TCC version 0.9.25 is the first that supports the x86-64 target. Thanks to Shinichiro Hamaji for this.

(Apr 1, 2008) TCC version 0.9.24 is out thanks to Grischka (Changelog). TCC now supports compilation from standard input and the arm eabi.

(Jun 17, 2005) TCC version 0.9.23 is out (Changelog). This is the first version with support for the Windows target.

(Nov 8, 2004) TCC version 0.9.22 is out (Changelog). Linux kernel compilation is 30% faster (10 seconds on a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4).

(Oct 25, 2004) TCC version 0.9.21 is out (Changelog). This version is the first one able to build a bootable Linux kernel with only a few patches to the kernel sources. As a demonstration, you can try the TCCBOOT boot loader. It is able to compile and boot a Linux kernel directly from its source code.

NOTE: if you want to compile the Linux kernel with TCC, you must use a custom build script as in TCCBOOT . I never tried to compile the Linux kernel with TinyCC and the standard Linux Makefiles.

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Compilation Speed

Compilation speed for the Links Browser project. There are 76936 lines (including headers). 1950947 lines (67.2 MBytes) are compiled because the same headers are included in many files. TinyCC is about 9 times faster than GCC.

CompilerTime(s)lines/secondMBytes/second
TinyCC 0.9.22 2.27 859000 29.6
GCC 3.2 -O0 20.0 98000 3.4

Measures were done on a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4. Real time is measured. Compilation time includes compilation, assembly and linking.

More up to date tests are available: 1, 2, 3, 4.

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License

TCC is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.
anybrowser www.linux.org

Copyright (c) 2001-2009 Fabrice Bellard
Fabrice Bellard - http://bellard.org/ - http://www.tinycc.org/