Re: How to install and call the sun compiler instead of GCC?

James Kanze <>
Mon, 19 May 2008 01:34:24 -0700 (PDT)
On May 18, 9:54 pm, Ian Collins <> wrote:

James Kanze wrote:

On 17 mai, 17:13, (Pablo Suarez) wrote:

In all my previous C++ projects I used the gcc as compiler.

For some reasons I want to try out the Sun compiler instead.
How can I install and use this compiler instead?

Is the Sun C++ compiler pre-installed on Linux resp. Solaris?

No C++ compilers are "pre-installed" under Solaris.

gcc is.

It didn't use to be:-).

For corporate
use, I'd contact Sun for the C++ compiler for both platforms.
(The product name is actually Sun Studio 12, and it includes C,
C++ and Fortran.) I think a free version is also available, but
I've not experimented with it.

There is only one version, the free one.

I'm sure you can pay for it as well. (I don't handle that end
of things here, so I don't know all the details. I do know that
there is a free version for Linux, but it doesn't work with
Linux 2.6, only Linux 2.4. Which doesn't say much for Linux'

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