Originally Posted by maxdy
i'm just looking for a program that can do some program writing. because my sch work might require some programming.
gcc is a compiler. The compiler dosent write the code for you and in fact, its not even a program in the sense that you are implying (i.e. you dont write the code in the compiler) You can write code in any text editor (vi, emacs, ect). You simply save out the file with a particular extension depending on what language you are programming in and then use the compiler to compile the program into an executable program. Make sense? There are also development environments like mentioned above which are probably more along the lines of what you mean in your posts. For a budding programmer I would not necessarily use them yet though as you will have a much easier time justing a bog standard run of the mill text editor. Its up to you though as all the tools that you will need are freely downloadable for Linux unlike windows where you have to pay for everything