Best C++ Compiler for Linux

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    Best C++ Compiler for Linux

    I am looking for a good and free c/c++ compiler for Linux.
    Any sugestions?

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    Have you considered GCC? It is probably already available on your distro.
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    I've never had any problems with gcc...so I'd suggest that one.
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    gcc is probably the way you want to go.

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    Another vote for GCC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suchy View Post
    I am looking for a good and free c/c++ compiler for Linux.
    Any sugestions?
    Weird question. As if Linux didn't already come with a compiler... You realize that every piece of software on the entire system is compiled with GCC, right?

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    As if Linux didn't already come with a compiler
    I believe GCC is not installed on some distro installations by default. They just install the binaries instead.
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    GCC is the most widely used. Intel C++ can also be used, as it often generates faster code (especially for Intel chips), but is not, AFAIK, free. I'm also not sure how binary compatible it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    I believe GCC is not installed on some distro installations by default. They just install the binaries instead.
    Well, if you're stuck having to download a compiler, I can think of no reason why it shouldn't be gcc..

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