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c headers

c headers

(OP)
Non C programer here.

The headers at the top of a C function are my problem.

From the "compiler/operating-system/effective" point of view, what's the difference between

#include <rpc/xdr.h>
#include "rpc/xdr.h"

Both yield errors.
The compiler can't find the directory in <> version.
The compiler takes the "", but then complains about deeper headers.

I'm reluctant to start changing all the <> to "".

Thank you.

RE: c headers

The angle bracket include < > only searches for the file in the include path list. The double quotes " " include searches the current working directory (where file you are compiling is) first. Use angle brackets when using standard / system headers, use double quotes when writing your own local header files.

RE: c headers

(OP)

Great, makes sense, thank you.

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