Thread: Preferred Open Source Compiler?

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    Preferred Open Source Compiler?

    What open source compilers do you recommend for C? I know GCC is the "standard", but clang is one I've heard of. Are there others? Is there a reason to use one or the other?

    My goal is to get back into C, and try to remember what I did in class 20+ years ago. I do Ruby for fun, and being able to drop into C from Ruby would be nice.

    Are there other good tools to learn? Stuff like splint, or ??? How does Test Driven Development go with C?

    Thanks!

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    Are there others?

    List of compilers - Wikipedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Structure View Post
    Which ones are recommended?

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    Which ones are recommended?
    If you're using full blown Linux then clang or gcc seem to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimblumberg View Post
    If you're using full blown Linux then clang or gcc seem to fit.
    Thanks! I wasn't sure if there was something else to look at.

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    You said you wanted open source on Linux, the two biggest players that meet that criteria are clang and gcc. There are probably others, some even listed in the link above that you can download and try them out to see if they meet your requirements, but that's up to you.

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