Chapter 2. Basic Principles of the Tools
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Tools's C and C++ compilers, macro-assembler,
debugger, binary utilities, libraries, and other development
tools provide productivity,
flexibility, performance, and portability.
This chapter begins with a
summary of the tools, then describes each tool in more detail.
To use a tool, open your system's
terminal shell window and enter the tool's
name as a command (gcc, for instance, invokes the
For a summary of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Tools, refer to
Section 2.1 Compiler and Development Tools,
Section 2.2 Libraries, and
Section 2.3 Auxiliary Development Tools.
To learn about working with the tools, refer to
Chapter 3 Developing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Tools.
2.1. Compiler and Development Tools
The following lists the main tools for developing projects
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Tools.
|cpp||C preprocessor (refer to Section 2.5 cpp, the GNU Preprocessor;
and Using cpp, the C Preprocessor)|
|diff, diff3, sdiff||Comparison tools for text files.|
|gcc||ISO-conforming compiler collection (refer to
Section 2.4 gcc, the GNU Compiler Collection and Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC))|
|g++||A frontend to gcc that defaults to interpreting files
as being C++ source files even if they look like C source files|
for testing code for efficiency and performance,
and for use as a profiling tool (refer to
Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC))|
|gdb -nw||Debugger for debugging with command line input
(refer to Section 2.9 gdb, the Debugging Tool and
Debugging with GDB)|
|gdb||Debugger for making applications work better
(refer to Debugging with GDB)|
|ld||Linker (refer to
Section 2.7 ld, the GNU Linker and
Using ld, the Gnu Linker)|
|make||Compilation control program (refer to
Section 2.10 make, the GNU Recompiling Tool)|
|patch||Installation tool for source fixes|