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GCC is the GNU Compiler Collection. Originally, it stood for "GNU C Compiler", but it now handles many different programming languages besides C.

Originally written by Richard Stallman in 1987, GCC is now maintained by a varied group of programmers from around the world.

As of version 3.0, the compiler includes front ends for:

A front end for CHILL was previously included, but has been dropped due to lack of maintenance.

A front end for Ada (GNAT) is available separately, and will be included with GCC in version 3.1.

GCC can produce code to run on many different processors and operating systems.

The GCC homepage is at http://www.fsf.org/software/gcc/gcc.html

See also: