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Also, James Brown has generously shared a set of Perl scripts that convert the content on this site to compiled help (CHM) format. His archive includes a CHM of the site (as of March 2008), Perl scripts, and instructions.
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Some of the examples on this site don't work on my system. What's going on?Most of the code on this site was compiled under Linux (Red Hat, Debian, or Ubuntu) with the GNU Compiler Collection. Since this site is merely a reference for the Standard C and C++ specification, not every compiler will support every function listed here. For example,
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