gcc -c error

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    gcc -c error

    Hi.

    Im having some trouble creating some object files using the c flag for gcc

    fred.c
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    void fred(int arg)
    {
        printf(“fred: you passed %d\n”, arg);
    }
    bill.c
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    void bill(char *arg)
    {
        printf(“bill: you passed %s\n”, arg);
    }
    Code:
    $gcc -c fred.c - fred.c bill.c
    fred.c: In function ‘fred’:
    fred.c:5: error: stray ‘\342’ in program
    fred.c:5: error: stray ‘\200’ in program
    fred.c:5: error: stray ‘\234’ in program
    fred.c:5: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘:’ token
    fred.c:5: error: stray ‘\’ in program
    fred.c:5: error: stray ‘\342’ in program
    fred.c:5: error: stray ‘\200’ in program
    fred.c:5: error: stray ‘\235’ in program
    fred.c:5: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘printf’ from incompatible pointer type
    bill.c: In function ‘bill’:
    bill.c:5: error: stray ‘\342’ in program
    bill.c:5: error: stray ‘\200’ in program
    bill.c:5: error: stray ‘\234’ in program
    bill.c:5: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘:’ token
    bill.c:5: error: stray ‘\’ in program
    bill.c:5: error: stray ‘\342’ in program
    bill.c:5: error: stray ‘\200’ in program
    bill.c:5: error: stray ‘\235’ in program
    bill.c:5: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘printf’ from incompatible pointer type
    Google is of no help on this one. It should create fred.o and bill.o. Strange.

    Any ideas?

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    OK, that was really annoying. Right after I posted that I noticed the double quotes looked wierd. So I edited fred.c and bill.c and replaced them with normal double quotes and voila! Personally, I don't see how there can be an alternative double quote but there you have it.

    Code:
    $ gcc -c bill.c fred.c
    $ ls *.o
    bill.o fred.o
    swish

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    Those are the "pretty" quotes used for typesetting. For programming, such things are quite useless, of course.
    All the buzzt!
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    Haha ok. I copied it over from a pdf file, which explains everything really.

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