From: Amit (contact.lipik_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-03 10:51:18
Beman Dawes <bdawes <at> acm.org> writes:
> Changes I'd like to see include:
> * Drop the Intel compiler on Windows. Not enough people seem to care
> about this compiler/platform.
Whaa?? I would suggest that ICL 10.1 should be supported. It is probably the most
conformant (and the best optimizing) compiler out there. Irritatingly, 10.0 had
introduced many regressions over 9.1, but with 10.1 things appear to be back on
Mind you, to get the best optimizations, some esoteric flags have to be used;
also, by default the optimizer is set to favour speed at the cost of floating
point accuracy. I have played around a bit with optimization settings, and can
post the options I use to build boost components (since bjam does not include
aggressive optimization settings), if someone would find it useful.
Anyhow, fwitw, I strongly favour keeping ICL support - even if it is not used
much owing to not being free, it would function an examplar to other vendors.