C++ in terminal

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  1. Aragorn macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2004
    Hey, I'm new to posting, but have been reading the forums for about a year now. I am taking a summer C++ programming class and I need a way to compile my program on a mac. The class tells me how to do it on a Windows machine, but I would like to have my program work on my Mac. In windows I need to type in a compile command like this:

    bgi++ -Wall sample.c -o nameofprogram

    Is there a way to do this in the terminal, and if so do I need any special programs. I dont really care if I can send in my program, I just email the code for my homework. I just need it to compile and run on my computer. Any help would be great. Thanks.
  2. belf8st macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2004
    Here you go. xcode includes gcc 3.3


    link to the gcc documentation - http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I agree with GeeYouEye, do the g++ (or gcc or c++) command from terminal...

    What does the -Wall flag do, I've never seen it before...
  5. ElCrazon macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2004
  6. Aragorn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2004
    Well it looks like the g++ code is working, but do I need to save my file as a .cpp? If so how do I do that? Should I use textedit, word or some other text software to save my files?
  7. NuPowerbook macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2004
    Well, since you are going to be using the command line instead of something like, say, Xcode, why not use a command line text editor? Mac OS X comes with vim, emacs, pico, and I'm sure some others I don't know about.

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