Tiny C Compiler - C Scripting Everywhere - The Smallest ANSI C compiler ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Features: -------- - SMALL! You can compile and execute C code everywhere, for example on rescue disks. - FAST! tcc generates optimized x86 code. No byte code overhead. Compile, assemble and link about 7 times faster than 'gcc -O0'. - UNLIMITED! Any C dynamic library can be used directly. TCC is heading torward full ISOC99 compliance. TCC can of course compile itself. - SAFE! tcc includes an 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 necessary. Full C preprocessor included. - C script supported : just add '#!/usr/local/bin/tcc -run' at the first line of your C source, and execute it directly from the command line. Documentation: ------------- 1) Installation on a i386 Linux host (for Windows read tcc-win32.txt) ./configure make make test make install Alternatively, out-of-tree builds are supported: you may use different directories to hold build objects, kept separate from your source tree: mkdir _build cd _build ../configure make make test make install By default, tcc is installed in /usr/local/bin. ./configure --help shows configuration options. 2) Introduction We assume here that you know ANSI C. Look at the example ex1.c to know what the programs look like. The include file <tcclib.h> can be used if you want a small basic libc include support (especially useful for floppy disks). Of course, you can also use standard headers, although they are slower to compile. You can begin your C script with '#!/usr/local/bin/tcc -run' on the first line and set its execute bits (chmod a+x your_script). Then, you can launch the C code as a shell or perl script :-) The command line arguments are put in 'argc' and 'argv' of the main functions, as in ANSI C. 3) Examples ex1.c: simplest example (hello world). Can also be launched directly as a script: './ex1.c'. ex2.c: more complicated example: find a number with the four operations given a list of numbers (benchmark). ex3.c: compute fibonacci numbers (benchmark). ex4.c: more complicated: X11 program. Very complicated test in fact because standard headers are being used ! As for ex1.c, can also be launched directly as a script: './ex4.c'. ex5.c: 'hello world' with standard glibc headers. tcc.c: TCC can of course compile itself. Used to check the code generator. tcctest.c: auto test for TCC which tests many subtle possible bugs. Used when doing 'make test'. 4) Full Documentation Please read tcc-doc.html to have all the features of TCC. Additional information is available for the Windows port in tcc-win32.txt. License: ------- TCC is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (see COPYING file). Fabrice Bellard.