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8 Compile-time and Link-time Problems

Being of a Unix origin, GCC has a somewhat different flavor of command-line syntax and its peculiar compilation and link algorithms. It also has a plethora of optional switches, some of them obscure or semi-documented. These are known to confuse users, especially those who had previous experience with DOS-based C compilers.

This chapter explains how to solve some of those problems which tend to appear when compiling and linking your programs.