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gbc3 - 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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Copyright© Benoît Minisini <>;

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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