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8 of the Best Free Linux Compilers

Aug 04, 2009, 21:02 (7 Talkback[s])

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"Many coders learn to code using a text editor but in time they move towards using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) as this type of software application makes the art of coding quicker and more efficient. For example, IDEs have semantic knowledge of the programming language which highlights coding problems while typing. Compiling is 'on the fly' and debugging is integrated. Our article titled 9 of the Best Free Linux Integrated Development Environments selects the best Linux IDEs. 

"The GNU Compiler Collection (which includes C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, and Ada compilers) is one of the most important tools for the creation of free software, and naturally takes pride of place in this article. However, Linux has a diverse range of other compilers available, many of which are released under freely distributable licenses.

"Two compilers which could not be included in this article as they are closed source are Intel C++ Compiler PE, and Intel Fortran Compiler PE. These free to download applications are both excellent compilers, producing highly optimised object code, offer rapid development and high performance."

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