Re: Intel C++ compiler?

From: John Bradford (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 11:48:55 EST

> Does Intels C++ compiler for Linux works fine for compiling the Linux
> kernel? It is not 100% compatible, as far as I know.

I doubt it - Linux makes extensive use of GCC compiler extensions.

> Which advantages does the Intel compiler brings compared to gcc?
> faster speed? Other things?

In theory it might be slightly faster, however GCC is a fairly good
compiler on i386 anyway.

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