Building (compiling and linking) applications based on the PI-API is different for each hardware and software platform. The details for building applications on a specific platform are covered in the following topics.
To successfully build PI-API programs, you must have access to an ANSI C compliant compiler and linker for the intended platform. Some systems come configured this way, others come with a non-ANSI-compliant compiler and still others ship without any compilers.
For each system where you are building or running PI-API programs you need a licensed copy of the PI-API.