gbc3 - Man Page

GAMBAS Compiler


gbc3 [options] [<project directory>]


Gambas is a free development environment based on a Basic interpreter with object extensions, a mix of Java(tm) and Visual Basic(tm). With Gambas, you can quickly design your program GUI, access MySQL or PostgreSQL databases, pilot KDE applications with DCOP, translate your program into many languages, and so on...

gbc3 is the compiler that allows you to compile Gambas projects into architecture-independent bytecode.


-a, --all

compile all

-e, --translate-errors

display translatable error messages

-g, --debug

add debugging information

-h, --help

display help and exit

-L, --license

display license

-m, --public-module

module symbols are public by default

-p, --public-control

form controls are public

-r, --root <directory>

gives the gambas installation directory

-s, --swap

swap endianness

-t, --translate

output translation files

-v, --verbose

verbose output

-V, --version

display version

-w, --warnings

display warnings

-x, --exec

define the 'Exec' preprocessor constant


The latest version of Gambas can always be obtained from, documentation about the language is at

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