[arch-general] 'gcc' vs 'c++' for compiling c++ files

Patrick Eigensatz patrickeigensatz at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 21:24:58 UTC 2017

I guess you are wrong ;)

See `man gcc` where the DESCRIPTION states:

The usual way to run GCC is to run the executable called gcc, or 
machine-gcc when cross-compiling, or machine-gcc-version to run a 
specific version of GCC.  When you compile C++ programs, you should 
invoke GCC as g++ instead.

Have a nice evening!

On 07.09.2017 22:41, Arch User via arch-general wrote:
> Compiling a sample xxx.cc file using 'c++' command compiles fine whereas 'gcc' command outputs errors. A whole bunch of 'undefined reference to's.
> Am i wrong to assume that 'gcc' command would use the file extension and call the appropriate compiler.

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