oskob oskob - 1 year ago 170
C++ Question

Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: Which architecture should I use?

I'm trying to do some really simple stuff in C++, but I can't find any information on how to tackle this. Even the book I have just says "Just compile and run the program".


#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
cout << "Never fear, C++ is here!";
return 0;

The compiler says:

Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
"std::cout", referenced from:
_main in ccVfJHGs.o
"std::basic_ostream<char, std::char_traits<char> >& std::operator<< <std::char_traits<char> >(std::basic_ostream<char, std::char_traits<char> >&, char const*)", referenced from:
_main in ccVfJHGs.o
"std::ios_base::Init::Init()", referenced from:
__static_initialization_and_destruction_0(int, int)in ccVfJHGs.o
"std::ios_base::Init::~Init()", referenced from:
___tcf_0 in ccVfJHGs.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

I tried compiling with flags like
-arch i386
but it always says it's the wrong architecture. Which one should I use?

I'm doing this on a Mac but not using XCode, just gcc.

Answer Source

The error isn't that it's the wrong architecture, it's that std::cout (and other symbols) isn't defined.

You should compile and link with g++ not gcc, to automatically link with correct C++ libraries.

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