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SubjectRe: Intel C++ compiler?
On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 05:11:14PM +0000, you [John Bradford] wrote:
> > > > 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.
> >
> > I doubt your doubting. It works.
>
> I'm suprised. Sorry once again for the mis-information, (heh, but at
> least it was on-topic, which is somewhat amasing for this mailing list
> :-) ). Is there a concious effort to make it compile the kernel, or
> are they aiming for general GCC compliance?

I guess both. See

http://lists.insecure.org/lists/linux-kernel/2002/Oct/6450.html

Also, Intel has for long aimed to make icc on Linux to be as gcc compliant
as possible.


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