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C++ source files conventionally use one of the suffixes
.cxx; preprocessed C++ files use the suffix
.ii. GCC recognizes files with these names and compiles them as C++ programs even if you call the compiler the same way as for compiling C programs (usually with the name
However, C++ programs often require class libraries as well as a compiler that understands the C++ language--and under some circumstances, you might want to compile programs from standard input, or otherwise without a suffix that flags them as C++ programs.
g++ is a program that calls GCC with the default language set to C++, and automatically specifies linking against the C++ library. On many systems,
g++ is also installed with the name
When you compile C++ programs, you may specify many of the same command-line options that you use for compiling programs in any language; or command-line options meaningful for C and related languages; or options that are meaningful only for C++ programs. Options Controlling C Dialect, for explanations of options for languages related to C. Options Controlling C++ Dialect, for explanations of options that are meaningful only for C++ programs.
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