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    Other Newbee's might like to know this too

    When I input code into codeblocks and then compile it. It makes 3 files. One holds the code for later us and has a. cpp extension.

    Can someone tell us what the other two files are for?
    I think one can be will run on other computers. I ran one if these file by double clicking on it and it only show for a millisecond and it was gone. Should I putt the cin.get () at the end of all my programs to stop it from closing? I don't need it with codeblocks.

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    If you post the file extensions, someone might post an answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papagym177 View Post
    When I input code into codeblocks and then compile it. It makes 3 files. One holds the code for later us and has a. cpp extension.
    The .cpp file contains the c++ source code. The 2nd file .o is an object file that contains the object code (relocatable format machine code) !not directly executable!. The
    object file is used as input to the linker, which generates i.e. an executable. And that's what the third file is. An executable.

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    Additionally, the precise nature of the output files may also depend on what compiler you're using. Code Block is not a compiler; it's an IDE that can work with almost any compiler under the sun.

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