The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is the standard set of compilers shipped with all Enterprise Linux distributions. IBM’s Linux on Power Toolchain team supports GCC for Linux on Power, providing enablement and exploitation of new features for each processor generation, and improved code generation for better performance.
- C compiler (gcc)
- C++ compiler (g++)
- Fortran compiler (gfortran)
- Go compiler (gccgo)
Packages in Linux distributions are built with the same GCC compilers that are shipped with the distribution. However, for stability reasons, GCC is not updated to new versions over time on enterprise distributions. The default GCC on a system becomes outdated and is unable to support all of the features for more modern processors. In order to compile production quality code, use the most recent version of GCC that is available.