gcc and C++....

Ed Cogburn edcogburn at hotpop.com
Sat Jun 11 01:44:55 UTC 2005

> ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY wrote:

Hi Ziyad!

> (You might have to install some or all of the following (in order of
> most likely what you need):
>         libstdc++5-3.3-dev
>         libstdc++6-4.0-dev
>         libstdc++2.10-dev
> However, since you said you're just starting to learn C++ I doubt you'll
> need any of the libstd++* packages yet.)

Well this depends on what you think C++ is.  :)  Without libstdc++, all
you're doing is using a C++ compiler to write C code.  After all, libstdc++
is "Standard C++ Library".  If the OP wants to learn C, then he can do that
with a C++ compiler and C's standard library (libc), but if he wants to
learn C++ he has to use C++'s standard library too.  Much of C++'s power
comes in its Standard Template Library, and its redesigned stream io, among
many other things, and those aren't built into the compiler!  :)

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