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I am using g++ as my compiler and I have header files associated with their respective source files. When I compile the source files do I have to throw and special flags to tell the compiler that the headers are associated witht the file.  For example, how would I compile the following files and run the program.

Mamal.h    Dog.h
Mamal.cpp  Dog.cpp
Program.cpp (has #define "Dog.h" in file)
                     



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I am not sure about g++, but I would think that it should be able to compile the files.  You proboly have to first compile the dog and mamal files into Obj files then link them.
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As long as the files have the required header files, then no special flags are needed to compile the program.  In this case, the steps to compile would be:
 g++ mamal.cpp -o mamal.o
 g++ dog.cpp -o dog.o
 g++ -o animals mamal.o dog.o

One other option is:
 g++ -o animals mamal.cpp dog.cpp
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