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LinuxProgramming.com: Highlight Project: diet libc

Feb 14, 2001, 17:55 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lou Grinzo)

diet libc, a more compact version of libc, by Felix von Leitner

"diet libc contains just the bare minimum, i.e. the system call wrappers (including socket stuff) and malloc and friends, to create small, statically-linked binaries under x86, SPARC, PPC, ARM, MIPS, and Alpha-Linux."

License: GPL 2

Platforms and formats: diet libc is available as Linux source code through both CVS and http download from the main project page. diet libc is known to work with Linux on the x86, SPARC, PPC, Alpha, MIPS, and ARM platforms.

Status: Version 0.7.2, beta

Why Highlighted: You'd be hard pressed to find a project that has more potential to be useful and is a better example of an open source programmer "scratching an itch" than diet libc. This project also nicely demonstrates how effective careful software engineering can be in pursuing a difficult goal.

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