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TinyCC compiler bundle for windows

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TinyCC (or tcc) is a small, fast C compiler capable of producing DLLs that can be loaded via ctypes. This version includes compilers for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.

Compiler version: 0.9.26 (amd64) 2013-02-16

Installation of the compiler and the python interface is simply:

pip install tinycc

Full documentation for the compiler is available at Source and binaries are available from

TCC is the full path to the tcc.exe executable. Note that the executable path may contain spaces so it must be wrapped in quotes when used as part of an os.system command.

TCC_VERSION is the compiler version.

Usage example:

from tinycc import compile
dll_path = compile("hello.c")

This creates “hello.dll” in the same directory as “hello.c”. Use compile(source, target) to control the path to the dll.

For more flexibility, you can call the compiler directly:

import os
import subprocess
from tinycc import TCC

source = "hello.c"
dll_path = os.path.splitext(source)[0] + ".dll"  # replace .c with .dll
command = [TCC, "-shared", "-rdynamic", "-Wall", source, "-o", dll_path]
    # need shell=True on windows to keep console box from popping up
    shell = == "nt"
    subprocess.check_output(command, shell=shell, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT)
except subprocess.CalledProcessError as exc:
    raise RuntimeError("compile failed.\n%s\n%s"%(command_str, exc.output))
if not os.path.exists(dll_path):
    raise RuntimeError("compile failed.  File is in %r"%source)

Use data_files to gather the data files required for bundling tinycc in a py2exe package. This places the compiler in the tinycc-data directory beside the generated by py2exe. The following should appear in the for the py2exe build:

import tinycc

data_files = []
    data_files = data_files,

Note: if you have put tcc.exe somewhere unusual (i.e., not in the tinycc package and not in tinycc-data next to the py2exe generated library or exe), then you can set the environment variable TCC_ROOT to the directory containing tcc.exe.

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