I asked a question on the Main U&L site, and just seen now, that it is closed due to being off topic. To me this question belongs on U&L as I have been working on Ubuntu and found this on my Linux machine.

Difference Between #include "file.h" and #include <file.h>

The tags I put on, were and - gcc is the compiler, and it compiles programs that are written in C.

Please can someone explain to me why this has happened?

  • C, C++ (and GCC btw) aren't specific to Linux or Unix in any way. These include statements have the same semantics on other operating systems types. That's a programming question.
    – Mat
    Commented Sep 12, 2012 at 20:20

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From the FAQ:

What kind of questions can I ask here?

If your question is a programming question, requiring knowledge of programming languages other than unix shell scripting languages, ask on Stack Overflow.

In this case, it's already been asked there

  • For those who didn't know yet, there has been established programmers.stackexchange.com as well now. I feel it has been created for the fact that from some point, everything got crammed into SE main site sooner or later, so it started affecting the overview in a negative way. Commented Aug 31, 2014 at 19:37

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