The compiler generates one or more output files of one or more input files. By default, it performs the following actions:
Searches for all files, including library files, in the current directory.
Passes options designated for linking to the linker.
Passes user-defined libraries to the linker.
Displays error and warning messages.
Performs default settings and optimizations, unless these options are overridden by specific options settings.
For IA-32 applications, uses the -tpp7 option to optimize the code for the Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel® Xeon™ processor.
For Itanium® -based applications, uses the -tpp2 option to optimize the code for the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor.
On operating systems that support characters in Unicode* (multi-byte) format, the compiler will process file names containing Unicode* characters.