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Sebastian Parker
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C Code For Mac



Are you facing problems while executing C programs offline on mac? And questioning yourself, how can I install C on mac? There are times when the internet is unavailable, or we cannot use online compilers to execute our code, so offline compilers were introduced, like visual studio code (the most popular text editor used by programmers). But how do we install C on a mac environment? We will be installing a compiler and a text editor in MacOS.Let's install C on mac.




C Code For Mac



To execute a code, we require a text editor and a compiler so that we can compile our code and get a relevant output. In our mac systems, we already have a compiler, i.e., clang installed. We will install a code editor, i.e., visual studio code, in our mac environment. Let's see how to install C on mac and work with it.


As we have already written source code in the code editor saved with the .c extension, we have to convert it into an executable file; therefore, here comes the need for a C compiler that converts the ".c" extension file to ".exe" file, i.e., an executable file that we can run.


We will be using the free and powerful code editor Visual Studio Code. Instead of writing our source code in TextEdit, we will use Visual Studio Code. We can compile and run the program without leaving the Visual Studio environment, as it provides Integrated Terminal.


  • To develop C programs, there are two things that we need:First, we need a code editor - this is the program that we will use to write our source code (a source code file is simply a text file, which has a ".c" extension, and which contains valid C code).

  • Secondly, we need a C compiler - this is a program that converts the source code we have written into an executable file that we can run.



This document outlines the process of installing Apple's command line developer tools (which provide a C comp