This guide describes the new and changed features in the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 release.
Oracle Solaris Studio is now the new name for the Sun Studio compilers and tools software collection. Releases prior to this release retain the Sun Studio name.
This Oracle Solaris Studio release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems for the version of the Oracle Solaris operating system you are running are available in the hardware compatibility lists at http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl. These documents cite any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document, these x86 related terms mean the following:
“x86” refers to the larger family of 64–bit and 32–bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” points out specific 64–bit information about AMD64 or EM64T systems.
“32–bit x86” points out specific 32–bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the hardware compatibility lists.
You can access the documentation at the following locations:
The documentation is available from the documentation index page at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solarisstudio/documentation.
Online help for all components of the IDE, the Performance Analyzer, dbxtool, and DLight, is available through the Help menu, as well as through the F1 key and Help buttons on many windows and dialog boxes, in these tools.
The documentation is provided in accessible formats that are readable by assistive technologies for users with disabilities. You can find accessible versions of documentation as described in the following table.
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Visit http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solarisstudio to find these frequently updated resources:
Articles on programming techniques and best practices
Documentation of the software, as well as corrections to the documentation that is installed with your software
Tutorials that take you step-by-step through development tasks using Oracle Solaris Studio tools
Information on support levels
User forums at http://forums.sun.com/category.jspa?categoryID=113
The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts
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