pcc/ bugs/ discussion

Content from old webpage to be integrated -- maybe some into bug system:


Well, I'm not sure if it should be called "goal", but the intention is to write a C99 compiler while still keeping it small, simple, fast and understandable. I think of it as if it shall be able to compile and run on PDP11 (even if it may not happen in reality). But with this in mind it becomes important to think twice about what algorithms are used.

Future directions

Besides the C compiler there are a number of utilities that I have closeby that should be included in the package:

These utilities share some common ELF interface libraries that are used.


There are an unnumbered amount of bugs/missing stuff in the compiler. Here is a few of the missing pieces listed: