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. It is used as the C library in the GNU systems and most systems with the Linux kernel'. 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).

    This page was last updated Dec 15, 2016

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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      • FreeOpen 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.

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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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