gcc does not know about "new" and "delete"

Markus E L ls-cygwin-2006@m-e-leypold.de
Sat Sep 22 02:25:00 GMT 2007

Erich Dollansky wrote:

> Hi,
> Framk gave you the answer.

Was the right answer ...

> gcc is a plain c compiler.

... but this is wrong. Gcc determines from the file suffic which language

   .cpp -> c++
   .c   -> C

and so on.

Calling it as g++ vs. calling it as gcc though determines which
runtimes are linked automatically (and partly which include paths are

  gcc -o x x.cpp -lstdc++

works perfectly with the OPs program.

I imagine the use of that is being able to compile with gcc to object
code reagrdless of the language involved, then linking within a
special runtime model, even if object files from multiple languages
are being linked together.

Regards -- Markus

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