[gambit-list] Newby question on compiling Gambit output

Guillaume Germain germaing at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Jul 11 11:58:47 EDT 2006

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006, Kenneth Kellum wrote:

> I'm running Windows XP.  I downloaded Gambit-C, version 4.0 beta 9.
> I've succeeded in using Gambit to translate foo.scm into foo.c.
> After quite a while looking for documentation I'm still clueless as to
> how to compile and link foo.c.  I've tried both MS Visual Studio and
> Watcom-1.3.

I'm not familiar with using Gambit under Windows, but the easiest way to 
deal with compiled code with Gambit is to use dynamic libraries.  For 

% gsc -dynamic foo.scm
... generates foo.o1
% gsi foo
... runs the compiled foo module

Using gcc, to generate a standalone executable you do something like:

% gsc foo.scm
... generates foo.c and foo_.c
% gcc -o foo foo.c foo_.c -lgambc -lm -ldl -lutil
... generates the foo executable
% ./foo
... runs foo

Hope that helps,


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