How to enable Pthread support in Eclipse CDT IDE?

Eclipse is a wonderful open source integrated development environment. It was primarily created to support Java development but was later extended to support other programming languages.

To support programming in other languages, plugins were created as an add-on to the core Eclipse IDE. One such plugin emerged out of the Eclipse CDT project. The term ‘CDT’ stands for ‘C/C++ Development Tooling’. As the name implies, it provides a full functional integrated development environment based on the core Eclipse platform to assist in the development of projects in C and C++ programming language.’

This post describes how to update the configuration of the Eclipse CDT IDE to support successful compilation of C/C++ projects that utilize the ‘Pthread’ library.

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