Optimizing the Compilation Process Overview

This section describes the Intel® Fortran Compiler options that optimize the compilation process. By default, the compiler converts source code directly to an executable file. Appropriate options enable you not only to control the process and obtain desired output file produced by the compiler, but also make the compilation itself more efficient.

A group of options monitors the outcome of Intel compiler-generated code without interfering with the way your program runs. These options control some computation aspects, such as allocating the stack memory, setting or modifying variable settings, and defining the use of some registers.

The options in this section provide you with the following capabilities of efficient compilation: