12 Programming Tools

With its rich set of languages and development tools, the Mac OS X operating system provides an outstanding environment for programming. C is one of the most popular system programming languages to use in conjunction with OS X, in part because the operating system itself is written mostly in C. Using C, programmers can easily access system services using function libraries and system calls. In addition, a variety of helpful tools can facilitate the development and maintenance of programs.

This chapter explains how to compile and link C programs. It introduces ...

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