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Re: [MiNT] glibc for m68k/mint?


On Sunday 17 September 2006 10:54, Howard Chu wrote:
> >> Glibc depends heavily upon the linux kernel as far as I know. Without
> >> modern kernel interfaces, no modern libc. We need virtual memory. I
> >> thought you were working on that :-P
> >
> > I don't think that dependency is so heavy - libc supports also Hurd
> > and some othere (don't remember now) systems. So it may be pretty
> > portable. Btw. it supports m68k out-of-the-box.
> Aren't there still archives of this list? These questions have been
> asked and answered before. glibc is several times larger than mintlib,
> and quite a bit slower. It also didn't exist when we first started
> developing MiNT, gcc, and the associated tools. Perhaps people running
> MiNT on fast 68K emulators today don't care so much, but even the
> smallest program linked with glibc would eat up a sizable chunk of an
> Atari ST's RAM...

Much better would be to use uClibc:

It actually contains parts of MiNTlib I think and it has been done
keeping size in mind.  The downside of it is that its ABI changes
yearly, but that shouldn't be a problem if all libraries link it
statically... ;-)

	- Eero