An Introduction to GCC

An Introduction to GCC

Provides a tutorial introduction to the GNU C and C++ compilers, gcc and g++.

Tag(s): C / C++

Publication date: 01 Feb 2004

ISBN-10: 0954161793

ISBN-13: n/a

Paperback: 124 pages

Views: 46,974

Type: N/A

Publisher: Network Theory Ltd

License: GNU Free Documentation License

Post time: 08 Jan 2005 12:11:39

An Introduction to GCC

An Introduction to GCC Provides a tutorial introduction to the GNU C and C++ compilers, gcc and g++.
Tag(s): C / C++
Publication date: 01 Feb 2004
ISBN-10: 0954161793
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: 124 pages
Views: 46,974
Document Type: N/A
Publisher: Network Theory Ltd
License: GNU Free Documentation License
Post time: 08 Jan 2005 12:11:39
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The purpose of this book is to explain the use of the GNU C and C++ compilers, gcc and g++. After reading this book you should understand how to compile a program, and how to use basic compiler options for optimization and debugging. This book does not attempt to teach the C or C++ languages themselves, since this material can be found in many other places.

The original author of the GNU C Compiler (GCC) is Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU Project.

The GNU project was started in 1984 to create a complete Unix-like operating system as free software, in order to promote freedom and cooperation among computer users and programmers. Every Unix-like operating system needs a C compiler, and as there were no free compilers in existence at that time, the GNU Project had to develop one from scratch. The work was funded by donations from individuals and companies to the Free Software Foundation, a non-profit organization set up to support the work of the GNU Project.

The first release of GCC was made in 1987. This was a significant breakthrough, being the first portable ANSI C optimizing compiler released as free software. Since that time GCC has become one of the most important tools in the development of free software.

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:) "This book was instrumental in my early success - it clearly and concisely explains the GNU C/C++ compilers, and how to use them."

:) "Goug's writing in concise and crystal clear. Each chapter has a couple of simple examples that really get the concepts across. Even someone who types slowly could get through this text and all the examples with ease. Those who choose this book will be rewarded with a clear understanding of GCC basics."
 




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