In this tutorial, we will learn about different C Compilers and the official websites to know more about them. A C compiler is a program that translates the source code written in the C high-level language into the machine language or intermediate object language like the assembly language.
Some of the most popular C Compilers are as follows:
- GCC Compiler
- CLang Compiler
- Microsoft Visual C/C++ Compiler
GCC initially stood for GNU C Compiler, but since the compiler supports several other languages aside from C, GCC now stands for the GNU Compiler Collection. The GNU Compiler Collection includes libraries, programs, and tools for C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Ada, Go, etc. GCC was originally written as the compiler for the GNU operating system.
The Clang Compiler is an open-source compiler for the C family of programming languages. C family of programming languages include C, C++ , Objective-C, Objective-C++, etc.
Microsoft Visual C/C++ Compiler
Microsoft Visual C++ compiler (MSVC) is a compiler for the C, and C++ programming languages by Microsoft Corporation. MSVC is proprietary software; it was originally a standalone product but later became a part of Visual Studio.
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