ELLCC for Linux Using Bash on Windows 10

Bash on Windows 10 has come pretty far. You can now run a regular Linux ELLCC compiler on it. It works so well that I’ve even been able to build ELLCC with itself on Windows. Here’s an example of installing and using it.

rich@windows-81:~$ uname -a
Linux windows-81 4.4.0-43-Microsoft #1-Microsoft Wed Dec 31 14:42:53 PST 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
rich@windows-81:~$ wget http://ellcc.org/releases/2017-07-27/ellcc-x86_64-linux-2017-07-27.bz2
--2017-07-28 07:25:18--  http://ellcc.org/releases/2017-07-27/ellcc-x86_64-linux-2017-07-27.bz2
Resolving ellcc.org (ellcc.org)...
Connecting to ellcc.org (ellcc.org)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 114791914 (109M) [application/x-bzip2]
Saving to: ?ellcc-x86_64-linux-2017-07-27.bz2.1?

ellcc-x86_64-linux- 100%[===================>] 109.47M  9.34MB/s    in 10s

2017-07-28 07:25:33 (10.5 MB/s) - ?ellcc-x86_64-linux-2017-07-27.bz2.1? saved [114791914/114791914]

rich@windows-81:~$ tar xf ellcc-x86_64-linux-2017-07-27.bz2
rich@windows-81:~$ cd ellcc
rich@windows-81:~/ellcc$ bin/ellcc install # Finish the installation
Moving the ellcc tarball to ellcc/build for future updates.
rich@windows-81:~/ellcc$ bin/ellcc # This adds the bin directory to PATH.
rich@windows-81:~/ellcc$ cd ..
rich@windows-81:~$ cat main.cpp

int main()
    std::cout << "hello world" << std::endl;
rich@windows-81:~$ ecc++ -o hello main.cpp
rich@windows-81:~$ ./hello 
hello world
rich@windows-81:~$ file hello
hello: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /home/rich/ellcc/libecc/lib/x86_64-linux/libc.so, BuildID[sha1]=b7094ed5f6a33f41794b6e0cebb2b89e023d0a3d, not stripped

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