.GCH File Extension

Precompiled Header File

A gch file contains precompiled header data. If a gch file is not found, normal header files will be used. Projects set to generate precompiled headers will make them if none exist. They will then use...

General Information

Title GCH File Extension
Extension .gch
Full Form Precompiled Header File
File Type Compiled Header File
Developer GNU Project
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Speed up compilation
Additional Functions Store precompiled code
Features Reusable, Binary format

File Characteristics

Quality Binary efficiency
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No

Use Cases

C/C++ Development Yes
Large Projects Yes
Frequent Recompilation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code execution
Best Practices Regular updates, Safe headers

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release With GCC
Latest Version Varies with GCC

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .c, .cpp, .h

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
Clang Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix
CMake Free Windows, Mac, Linux