Your Compiler and Editor

For those unfamiliar with the term, a compiler is a program that takes a program written in a human-readable language (source code) and converts it into a file (the executable) that can be run on your computer using your operating system (Windows, Unix, or Mac, for instance). An editor is a program (such as the familiar Windows Notepad) that lets you type in the source code of your program and save it as a file. You will need at least one compiler and one editor to use this book.

This book assumes that you know how to use your editor to create, save, and modify text files and that you know how to use your compiler and any other necessary tools, such as a linker. Consult your operating system and compiler documentation ...

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