my name is Anaël, I'm an artist and programmer working mainly as a technical art director for animation films.
I like to publish parts of my work in open-source, I released the 3d game environment 'Maratis' 6 years ago (after a decade of work).
Recently I felt more and more dissatisfied with c++, I tented to avoid c++ libraries in favor or c ones and decided, what the hell, lets just go back to c. At the same time I was also looking for effective ways to optimise my work, and interactive programming was the best candidate.
Introducing CToy, a small interactive C environment, based on TCC (Tiny C Compiler from Fabrice Bellard):
- small (around 2mb zip) and no installation required
- write standard c code interactively with any text editor
- realtime feedbacks (OpenGL-ES / OpenAL)
- helpers to compile with traditional compilers or generate project files (via shell scripts and CMake)
There is still some opened questions I didn't find answers (there is only one entry point for now 'main.c').
And I'm still working on the C standard library (it's not complete and there may be some inconsistencies with gcc or visual).
TCC code runs 1.5 to 3 times slower than optimized code (no SIMD except with ASM).
It really improved my work, specially for prototyping, maybe you will find it useful too ? What do you think ?