GNU C Library Alternatives

    GNU C Library is described as 'The GNU C Library, commonly known as glibc, is the GNU Project's implementation of the C standard library'. There are three alternatives to GNU C Library for Linux and Windows. The best alternative is musl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU C Library are EGLIBC (Free, Open Source) and PDCLib (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Dec 15, 2016

    • musl is a clean and efficient C standard library implementation. It is lightweight, fast, simple, free, and aims to be correct in the sense of standards-conformance and safety.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Embedded GLIBC (EGLIBC) is a variant of the GNU C Library (GLIBC) that is designed to work well on embedded systems. EGLIBC strives to be source and binary compatible with GLIBC.
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      Discontinued

      eglibc is now reintegrated into glibc. See notice at http://www.eglibc.org/home

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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux


    • The public domain C standard library project aims at providing building blocks are so fundamental that they should be available freely, free of restrictions.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows