Re: [Rd] [PATCH] Add fpicflags for Intel(R) Fortran Compiler (PR#8344)

From: Kurt Hornik <>
Date: Wed 23 Nov 2005 - 20:28:05 GMT

>>>>> Prof Brian Ripley writes:

> I've some playing with the Intel compilers, currently only on ia32. As
> far as I can see Intel provides compilers for only two OSes and on 50% of
> those -fPIC is wrong so I do think this is really Linux-specific.
> I have put in a Linux-specific change to set FPICFLAGS, but that is the
> least of the problems I have found.

> The reason there is not a problem with the C compiler is that configure
> reports

> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes

> and so configure takes the builtin defaults for gcc. This seems to come
> from the test of

> int
> main ()
> {
> #ifndef __GNUC__
> choke me
> #endif

> ;
> return 0;
> }

> and so it seems that the masquerading by icc is intentional. This has
> some consequences: for example package foreign assumes that GCC accepts
> -Wno-long-long, but icc does not act on it.

Not sure about the "assumption": there is a configure test for the configured CC to accept command line argument '-Wno-long-long'.

But I see that foreign/src/ has

#if defined __GNUC__ && __GNUC__ >= 2

#define swap_bytes_double(from, to)             \
do {                                            \
    union {                                     \
        unsigned long long int u64;             \
        double d;                               \
    } __from, __to;                             \

etc so this may be another instance of icc masquerading itself as gcc.

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