C: Setting Up
Compiling a C program requires a C compiler.
Mac systems come pre-installed with Clang, a compiler front-end and tooling infrastructure for the C family of languages like C, C++, Objective C/C++, OpenCL, CUDA, and RenderScript.
If you launch the terminal and type the following command
you would get the version string.
Apple LLVM version 10.0.0 (clang-1000.11.45.5) Target: x86_64-apple-darwin18.2.0 Thread model: posix InstalledDir: /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Toolchains/XcodeDefault.xctoolchain/usr/bin
In Linux systems, it requires the installation of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).
In Fedora /CentOS systems, GCC can be installed by typing the below command onto the terminal
sudo dnf install gcc
In Debian /Ubuntu systems, it would be
sudo apt-get install gcc
The version of GCC installed can be checked typing the following command
It would print out the version number, something like
gcc (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3) 4.8.4 Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.