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A problem, indeed. I work with embedded MCUs, and can say that the C compilers are rather hideous abattoirs of non-standard __intrinsics__, #pragmas, and asm() statements — not pretty.

When I was a younger man, I made the mistake of trying to anticipate all use-cases and implement The Kitchen Sink right off the bat… Now I’m a bit wiser, and only implement functionality that is actually needed by real-world programs.

At some point, Mill silicon (whether FPGA or not) will be self-hosting its own compiler, so I’d expect that strcmp() and its ilk will be obvious examples of use-cases that demand some attention…