Jul 20, 2023

Tiny C Compiler

Tiny C Compiler is perhaps the smallest ANSI C compiler, by Fabrice Bellard.

  • It is small you can compile and execute C code everywhere, for example on rescue disks;

  • It is fast! TCC generates optimized x86 code. No byte code overhead. Compile, assemble, and link about 7 times faster than ‘gcc -O0’;

  • Any C dynamic library can be used directly. TCC is heading towards full ISO C99 compliance. TCC can of course compile itself;

  • It is safe! TCC includes optional memory and bound checker. Bound checked code can be mixed freely with standard code;

  • Compile and execute C source directly. No linking or assembly is necessary. Full C preprocessor included;

  • C script supported just add ‘#!/bin/env tcc -run’ at the first line of your C source, and execute it directly from the command line.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Zig - Language designed for robustness, optimality, and maintainability
  • Zephir - Zephir is a transpiled language used for creating C-extensions for PHP
  • Ypsilon - Scheme implementation for real-time applications
  • Yorick - Interpreted language for scientific simulations
  • Yap - High-performance Prolog compiler
  • Yap-devel - High-performance Prolog compiler
  • Yabasic - Yet another Basic for Unix and Windows
  • Voc - Vishap Oberon Compiler for Oberon-2
  • Vala - Programming language and compiler that converts Vala code into C code
  • V8 - Open source JavaScript engine by Google
  • V8-beta - Open source JavaScript engine by Google
  • V - V Programming Language
  • Urweb - Ultimate host for embedded domain-specific languages
  • Ucc - C Compiler Which Implements the ANSI C89 Standard
  • Twelf - Meta-logical framework for deductive systems