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Banana Pro Blueprints by Tony Zhang, Ruediger Follmann

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C/C++

Most Banana Pro programs found on the Internet are C/C++ programs. The main reasons for this are speed critical applications: interpreters, such as Python, are much slower compared to compiled programs such as C/C++ ones. In this section, we will have a closer look at the Linux C/C++ compiler called GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). GCC includes frontends for both the C and C++ compiler as well as libraries for these languages. We install the C and C++ compiler with the following command:

sudo apt-get install gcc g++ make

Additionally, we install make, a utility that helps the compiling and linking of C/C++ files. We again start with a very simply "Hello world!" example, which we call hello.c:

nano hello.c

We can then add the following content: ...

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