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    How can I write .elf applications?

    I'm thinking about writting an X Window System for Linux. MS Window's GUI is a .exe which is the windows equivalent to the UNIX .elf . Do I need any special software to write .elf apps, or can I just write a text file, and save it in a .elf extension?

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    May 2004
    Harrow, UK
    ELF is the Linux format for compiled programs with dynamically linked library functions. ELF-format files are created by the GNU compiler gcc. You create a source program (usually in C or C++) and compile it using gcc.

    You're jumping in at the deep end! Don't you think it would be worth starting with a simpler program?
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

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