Posted by William D McQuain on December 11, 2001 at 12:18:41:
In Reply to: gcc or g++ posted by Michael on December 11, 2001 at 10:08:03:
: In MCQ's post, he said gcc, but how about g++ since we have been taught C++ that only makes sense. And PLEASE tell me we can use a GUI C++ editor and not that cursed vi.
I usually don't bother to distinguish gcc from g++. Technically, gcc stands for "general compiler collection" and includes compiler tools for several different languages.
g++ is the C++ compiler from the collection.
If you invoke gcc on a cpp file, it will actually invoke g++.
As for editors, as far as I'm concerned, that's entirely your choice. There are free GUI development environments for Linux, although nothing as sophisticated as the MS IDE.
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