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    To use actual C as a scripting language, check out TCC!

    TCC can also be used to make C scripts, i.e. pieces of C source that you run as a Perl or Python script. Compilation is so fast that your script will be as fast as if it was an executable. You just need to add #!/usr/local/bin/tcc -run at the start of your C source:

    #!/usr/local/bin/tcc -run
    #include <stdio.h>
    int main() 
        printf("Hello World\n");
        return 0;
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      The output of compiling Little is tcl code. See http://www.little-lang.org/why.html

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        I’m late, but GCC works fine too, works for CGI nicely, here are two one-liners:

        » cat demo.sh


        void main(void){printf("Content-Type: text/plain\n\n");printf("Hello World!\n");}

        » cat /opt/misc/chax


        (TMPO=`mktemp`;sed -n '2,$p' "$@"|gcc 2>/dev/null -std=gnu99 -pipe -O2 -x c -o $TMPO - &&$TMPO 2>/dev/null;rm -f $TMPO)

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        Is there a major mode for this yet?

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          Actually c-mode works pretty well.