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Re: what's the differnece between gcc and g++?

From: Robert Heller
Subject: Re: what's the differnece between gcc and g++?
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 15:29:19 +0200

At 4 Sep 2006 00:19:35 -0700 "Maxim Yegorushkin" <> 

> Rolf Magnus wrote:
> []
> > But linking is another story. When linking the result generated from C++
> > code, you need different linker options than for C code, and the linker
> > can't find out the language that the object code was compiled from, so you
> > have to tell it explicitly. When you use gcc for linking, it will pass the
> > options relevant for C code to the linker (unless you explicitly specify
> > the language), while g++ will link it as C++ code.
> Does the linker care about the language object files were generated
> from? From what I gather from info ld the only c++-specific option
> which may affect the (binary) output of ld is -Ur. Am I missing
> something?

g++ adds -lstdc++ (at least) to the link -- that is, c++ has additional
run time libs over plain C.


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