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

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Sep 22 03:54:00 GMT 2007

On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 04:29:53AM +0200, Markus E L wrote:
>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.

That may be but it isn't guaranteed to work perfectly with every single
C++ program out there.  There are potentially other libraries which might
be required for C++.  You really should use g++ to link C++ programs.


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