GNU C Library
The GNU C Library.
The GNU C Library is the standard C library of the GNU system. It defines the system calls and other basic functionality necessary to write programs in the C language. It handles low-level functionality that communicates with the kernel, such as process and file management, as well as higher-level functionality such as string manipulation or command-line argument handling.
The GNU C Library implements much of the POSIX.1 functionality in the GNU system, using configurations i86-*-gnu. The current Hurd support requires out-of-tree patches that will eventually be incorporated into an official GNU C Library release.
It is one of the most important components of the GNU operating system and its variants GNU/Linux. It is used by almost all C programs and provides the most essential program interface.
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released on 1 August 2018
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