[pypy-dev] C interpreter written in Python, and running CPython on top of PyPy

Armin Steinhoff armin at steinhoff.de
Fri Jan 6 23:06:11 CET 2012

Stefan Behnel wrote:
> Armin Steinhoff, 06.01.2012 17:25:
>> A better aproach would be to bind the TCC library ( libtcc ->
>> http://bellard.org/tcc/tcc-doc.html#SEC22 ) to PyPy.
>> This library allows to compile on the fly and creates x86 executable 
>> code
>> in memory space ... no link actions, just call it with a library call.
> ... except that it doesn't support the full C standard, so it won't 
> compile all existing code, at least not correctly, from my experience. 
> And it only works on the x86 (32/64bit) architecture. It also 
> (obviously) won't generate as efficient code as gcc or icc would. So 
> you won't gain as much as you might think.
> Stefan

OK ... I know the restrictions of TCC. Just an off topic question:  is 
there a comparable library interface for gcc or other C compilers ?

Armin Steinhoff

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