Programming Software / Firmware? Evolution prob.
lisa at ltmnet.com
Sat Oct 27 14:39:37 BST 2007
On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 23:14:05 +1000, Mike Harold
<mike.harold at bigpond.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have been looking around to have a go at doing a bit of programming
> and found that before I can start I need an editor, a compiler, a linker,
> and a debugger - just to put something like 'Hello World!' on the
> So far I have found masses of complicated verbiage that MIGHT have
> something to do with those tools, but no direct reference to any of them
> certainly no CLEAR indication of where or how to get them. Google
> an even more confusing plethora of choices!
> I don't suppose that there is a single package with all of those
> in it, is there? Would a GUI be too much to ask? (Nothing recogniseable
> listed in Install / Uninstall.)
if C/C++, then install build-essential, that's basically everything you
Just create a file in gedit, and compile it with:
# g++ sourceCodeFileName -o ExecutableFileName
for C++, or:
# gcc sourceCodeFileName -o ExecutableFileName
Your program can then be run by entering the path and executable in the
if you wanna get a little more fancy, try installing Anjuta, which is a
C/C++ IDE, so you'll get a GUI.
Of course if you wanna do something like Python, then you won't need to
just create you're program in gedit, then run it with:
# python filename.py
They're the only 2 languages I code in other than web-based, so can't help
with any others...
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