What standards does cc compiler complies with?

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    What standards does cc compiler complies with?

    Hello everyone

    My question is when I type cc file.c to compiler in fedora, what is the name of that compiler? who developed it and what standards does it run on?

    I'm sorry if my question is redundant but I'm a bit curious. I tried man cc but there is no manual page for it.

    Thanks

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    If your platform is Linux, it is most likely the GNU C Compiler, you can also use gcc instead of cc.

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    At least on my system, cc is a symlink to the default compiler, which is almost always GCC on Linux.

    Code:
    cyberfish@cyberfish-desktop:~$ which cc
    /usr/bin/cc
    cyberfish@cyberfish-desktop:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/cc
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2009-05-04 16:40 /usr/bin/cc -> /etc/alternatives/cc
    cyberfish@cyberfish-desktop:~$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/cc
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2009-05-04 16:38 /etc/alternatives/cc -> /usr/bin/gcc

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    And if so, you can usually supply the standard you want:
    Code:
    gcc -o foo foo.c -Wall -pedantic -std=c99

    Quzah.
    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

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    Thank you everyone

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