what are the contexts where this is preferred? (Score: 2, Interesting) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-03-20 22:24 (#QG) when do you swap in a lightweight library to replace a more standard-bloated one? I'm curious about people's choices on this. Re: what are the contexts where this is preferred? (Score: 1) by email@example.com on 2014-03-21 21:28 (#RD) I suspect there's a certain amount of inertia and "Nobody ever got fired for..." in favor of sticking with gcc. It takes time to vet something as large as libc. The size of the library is probably a non-issue for server apps.