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Comment Static linking (Score 1) 3

And it supports static linking properly, unlike glibc which requires some stuff to still be dynamically linked. So if you want a static binary you can distribute to any Linux version it is a great choice. Plus even dynamically linked it has a single shared library and does not need loads of support files (locales etc) that glibc does. Very useful.

Submission + - musl libc hits 1.0 milestone 3

dalias writes: The musl libc project has released version 1.0, the result of three years of development and testing. Musl is a lightweight, fast, simple, MIT-licensed, correctness-oriented alternative to the GNU C library (glibc), uClibc, or Android's Bionic. At this point musl provides all mandatory C99 and POSIX interfaces (plus a lot of widely-used extensions), and well over 5000 packages are known to build successfully against musl.

Several options are available for trying musl. Compiler toolchains are available from the musl-cross project, and several new musl-based Linux distributions are already available (Sabotage and Snowflake, among others). Some well-established distributions including OpenWRT and Gentoo are in the process of adding musl-based variants, and others (Aboriginal, Alpine, Bedrock, Dragora) are adopting musl as their default libc.

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