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Old 10-19-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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c libraries

I am a little confused with the c libraries; where is glibc used? Is it used in the kernel? Is it used for general programming? Does gcc compiler link only against glibc? Which other c libraries are used in Unix, Linux , *BSD OSs? Do Free/Net/OpenBSD use glibc?
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Glibc is the GNu verison of the standard c library. It is used on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOSX, ect.

There are many other libraries (gtk+, qt, glib, motif, ect... to name a few). Gcc only links against the standard libraries by default... but you can make it link against anything.


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