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Pro Intentionally written to be easily understood
8cc was created to be simple and easy to read, so it could be used as study material to learn about compilers.
Pro Supports all C11 features
Pro Very small
8cc is a very small compiler. You can read and understand it quickly.
Con Generated code is rather slow
Since it's not built to be a production-grade compiler but for learning-purposes, the generated code is about 2x slower than what you get from using GCC.