With reference to my first example given is what I was talking about. 
The first example properly ran with just compiling with:

gcc test.c

Here's the first example again:
> > > > #include <stdio.h>
> > > > #include <math.h>
> > > >
> > > > int main()
> > > > {
> > > >      printf("%f\n", pow(2,3));
> > > >      return 0;
> > > > }

Thanks,
Jon

On 4/11/06, Nicolas Blais <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 April 2006 19:07, Jonathan Herriott wrote:
> > Question then.  Why would it work when I don't use variables if I
> > don't include the library?  This question is just out of curiosity.
> >
> > On 4/11/06, Nicolas Blais <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 11 April 2006 18:54, Jonathan Herriott wrote:
> > > > I just want to make sure I'm not being stupid before I send in a bug.
> > > > The problem seems to be with gcc when using the pow function in the
> > > > math.h library.  Here's code that works:
> > > >
> > > > #include <stdio.h>
> > > > #include <math.h>
> > > >
> > > > int main()
> > > > {
> > > >      printf("%f\n", pow(2,3));
> > > >      return 0;
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Now, the following will not compile:
> > > >
> > > > #include <stdio.h>
> > > > #include <math.h>
> > > >
> > > > int main()
> > > > {
> > > >      int x = 2; // I tried these as doubles too since the pow function
> > > > takes doubles
> > > >      int y = 3;
> > > >
> > > >      printf("%f\n", pow(x,y));
> > > >      return 0;
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > I compiled both programs using:
> > > > gcc test.c
> > > >
> > > > The second example gives the following error:
> > > >
> > > > /var/tmp//ccxtkMwv.o(.text+0x45): In function `main':
> > > > : undefined reference to `pow'
> > > >
> > > > If I comile with g++, I have no issues.  Are these results that I
> > > > should have?  If so, why?  If not, I'm going to submit the bug on gcc
> > > > (or the linker, but I'm guessing it's the same group).
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Jonathan Herriott
> > >
> > > gcc -lm test.c works. You forgot to include the math library.
> > >
>
> I'm not sure I get your question, but if your not using the math library
> (from
> variables or functions), then the compiler could care less if it was linked
> with the math library or not.
> If your software DOES use a variable or a call from math.h (pow in this
> case),
> then linking with the math library is a must.
>
> Hope this answers your question, if it doesn't, post a test2.c with what you
> meant and I'll answer best I can.
>
> Nicolas.
>
>
>
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