Ok, I'm writing in ansi C (aside C++ commenting) the code is C, and when I compile it can't find stdlib.h? Which in turn causes referencing function issues. Is there a way to include libraries or header files or is it just that strict? Thnx Lance I'd crawl over an acre of "Visual This++" and "Integrated Development That" to get to gcc, Emacs, and gdb. Thank you.