Commonly used libraries

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    Commonly used libraries

    Is there someplace I could go to research info on commonly used libraries, such as the math library, what functions they contain, what they do, etc?

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    Ahh. Thank you.

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    So, what would be the full name of the libraries I need to add to my makefile?

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    Is there any way I could look at the code contained in the libraries or are they already compiled? Specifically, I'm trying to look up the definitions of some of the functions prototyped in the header file. I'm guessing based on comments made around here that the definitions of a header's functions are in the library. If I'm wrong, then where are they?

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    I don't think you need to add them to your make file - they're standard libraries.

    And the standard sets forth all the specifications. It's up to individual compilers how that standard is implemented, so the source code for standard library functions will vary depending on your compiler.

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    Where would a readable version be? Somewhere in my compiler's include folders?

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    That depends on the compiler. I assume most might not even come with readable versions included. Google for some results.

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    Gotcha. Thanks.

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