Can’t compile objective c in linux

I’m trying to get into objective c, but I don’t have a mac so I am trying to get it to work on linux. I found these two articles which talk about compiling objective c on linux: this one and this one

Ok, I forgot to say that I don’t want to use gnustep, it seems dead and I don’t want all the cocoa framework, just the objective c syntax and the c standard library. But I can’t compile any code without gnustep!

If I try to compile this code:

#import <objc/Object.h>
#import <stdio.h>

@interface Number: Object
    int number;


- (void)printNum;


@implementation Number: Object

- (void)printNum
    printf("%dn", number);


int main(void)
    Number *myNumber = [Number new]; // equal to [[Number alloc] init]

    myNumber->number = 6;

    [myNumber printNum];

    return 0;

I get a segmentation fault, because there’s no init nor alloc methods. And if I don’t inherit from Object, like so:

#include <stdio.h> // C standard IO library (for printf)
#include <stdlib.h> // C standard library
// Interface
@interface test
 -(void)sayHello :(char *)message;

// Implementation
@implementation test
 -(void)sayHello :(char *)message {
  printf("%s", message);

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
 test *test = [[test alloc] init];
 [test sayHello:"Hello world"];

I get a Bus error. It seems like the only way to create interfaces and implement them is inheriting from NSObject. How can I fix this?

By the way, I’m using gcc with -lobjc flag (with gobjc)

Source: gcc

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.