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The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) offers a variety of compilers for different programming languages including C, C++, Java, Fortran, and Ada. The Definitive Guide to GCC, Second Edition has been revised to reflect the changes made in the most recent major GCC release, version 4. Providing in-depth information on GCC’s enormous array of features and options, and introducing crucial tools such as autoconf, gprof, and libtool, this book functions as both a guide and reference.

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Overview

The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) offers a variety of compilers for different programming languages including C, C++, Java, Fortran, and Ada. The Definitive Guide to GCC, Second Edition has been revised to reflect the changes made in the most recent major GCC release, version 4. Providing in-depth information on GCC’s enormous array of features and options, and introducing crucial tools such as autoconf, gprof, and libtool, this book functions as both a guide and reference.

This book goes well beyond a general introduction to GCC and covers key programming techniques such as profiling and optimization that, when used in conjunction with GCC’s advanced features, can greatly improve application performance. This second edition will prove to be an invaluable resource, whether youre a student seeking familiarity with this crucial tool or an expert who uses GCC on a daily basis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590595855
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 8/11/2006
  • Series: Definitive Guide Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

William von Hagen holds degrees in computer science, English writing, and art history. William has worked with UNIX systems since 1982, during which time he has been a system administrator, systems programmer, software developer, development manager, computing facilities operations manager, writer, documentation manager, and (now) content manager. William has written a number of books, including Linux Filesystems, Installing Red Hat Linux 7, and SGML For Dummies, and he contributed to writing Red Hat 7 Unleashed. He coauthored Mac OS X Power User's Guide with Brian Proffitt. William has written articles and software reviews for publications including Linux Magazine, Linux Format (UK), Maximum Linux, Mac Tech Magazine, Mac Home Magazine, and Mac Directory, and he has written extensive online material for CMP Media, Linux Planet, and Corel.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Using GCC's C compiler 1
Ch. 2 Using GCC's C++ compiler 41
Ch. 3 Using GCC's Fortran compiler 53
Ch. 4 Using GCC's Java compiler 79
Ch. 5 Optimizing code with GCC 101
Ch. 6 Analyzing code produced with GCC compilers 119
Ch. 7 Using Autoconf and Automake 151
Ch. 8 Using Libtool 177
Ch. 9 Troubleshooting GCC 197
Ch. 10 Additional GCC and related topic resources 215
Ch. 11 Compiling GCC 227
Ch. 12 Building and installing Glibc 247
Ch. 13 Using alternate C libraries 281
Ch. 14 Building and using C cross-compilers 299
App. A Using GCC compilers 321
App. B Machine- and processor-specific options for GCC 403
App. C Using GCC's online help 491
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