Wheres a good linux C compiler?

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    Question Wheres a good linux C compiler?

    Wheres a good linux C compiler? My dad is giveing me a computer with linux(Knoppix) on it for me to program, and now I need a compiler so I can continue programing!

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    Try GCC .
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    Cool

    I'm on my linux mechine right now and I checked the shell and typed in 'whereis gcc' and it came up with 'gcc: /usr/bin/gcc /usr/share/man/man1/gcc.1.gz' now how do I compile?

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    is any one using intel's compiler?

    i know alot of programs cant be recompiled with it since they were designed for gcc, but how about newer programs? i havnt really written anything big enought to tell. i heard its great on p4.

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    Read the GCC documentation, it's very easy. One way to compile a file is: gcc file.c -o file

    Of course you can use some parameters witch might be needed to your program, see the documentation.

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    GCC is the best compiler IMO.

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    I've heard the Intel C++ Compiler is pretty sweet. I myself use GCC 3.2.2. I've never seen anyone with Linux that didn't have a version of GCC installed. Unless they uninstalled it after they installed Linux (you need GCC just to get past stage 1 stuff).

    Oh, and if you want a IDE look for KDevelop. Don't download the unstable versions (Gideon), because it is utter crap right now, and it is VERY glitchy. Get version 2.x.

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    GCC...

    The best compiler is going to be GCC. There is no good reason for most users to go to anything else. As far as portability goes almost every Linux user who has a compiler installed has GCC, therefore moving source code to another box wouldn't be a problem. Almost any application you download that is written in C for Linux was developed using GCC and there probably is a reason for that.

    One of the beauties of Linux is that almost everything is designed to be portable. Unlike Windows which has so many compilers which often makes compiling somebody else's source code a real pain.

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    Originally posted by frenchfry164
    I've never seen anyone with Linux that didn't have a version of GCC installed. Unless they uninstalled it after they installed Linux (you need GCC just to get past stage 1 stuff).
    I have. I've done it, without knowing what I was doing. You can install RedHat 8 w/out GCC - maybe the installation process deletes it, but whatever.
    Away.

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    maybe the installation process deletes it
    no the rpm just copies files over, the source rpms are rarely used.

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