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<source lang="C">
 
<source lang="C">
 
#if 0
 
#if 0
gcc -Wall $0 && exec ./a.out; exit
+
gcc -Wall $0 && exec ./a.out; exit 1
 
#endif
 
#endif
  

Revision as of 11:18, 15 April 2020

C

Set the executable bit on the following polyglot C/shell source file:

#if 0
gcc -Wall $0 && exec ./a.out; exit 1
#endif

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
        printf("Hello world!\n");
        return 0;
}

This is my favourite version because:

  • readable (e.g. no multiline comments)
  • minimal boilerplate
  • only runs the program if it compiled successfully
  • exits with 1 if there was an error

See also