Debian and C dev stuff...

Matthew Hawkins matt at
Wed Mar 26 03:08:58 EST 2003

Peter Lavender (plaven at wrote:

> Thanks... turns out what I wanted was the libc stuff (?)

libc6-dev so you have the header files for the GNU C library.
I'd like to hope build-essential depends on that ;)

> and to include the right header name:
> #include <stdio>
> instead of 
> #include <stdio.h>

Umm... is this a new thing in C99 ?  As far as I know, the trailing .h
is required for C headers.  Naturally you omit it in C++ headers, eg

#include <stdio.h>

in C, and

#include <iostream>

in C++

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