IN THIS CHAPTER
• Programming in C with Linux
• Using the C Programming Project Management Tools Provided with Ubuntu
• Using the GNU C Compiler
• Graphical Development Tools
Of course, the main benefit of learning C or C++ is that Linux and nearly all its related software is open sourceif a program doesn't work the way you want it to, you can change it! You can also find a lot of "hidden" documentation in programmer comments inside the source to nearly all Linux programs.
This chapter focuses on C- and C++-related tools for Linux, such as the GNU C Compiler Collection (gcc) system, and prototyping environments for GNOME and the K Desktop Environment (KDE). The information presented here introduces some of the commands used to compile C and C++ programs, along with information about related programming tools.
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