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Attributes

Attributes are a way to provide additional information about a declaration to the compiler.

Using Attributes

The Intel® compiler supports three ways to add attributes to your program:
  • Gnu Syntax
    __attribute__((attribute_name(arguments)))
  • Microsoft Syntax
    __declspec(attribute_name(argument))
  • C++11 Standardized Attribute Syntax
    (part of the C++11 language standard)
    [[attribute_name(arguments)]]
    [[attribute-namespace :: attribute_name(arguments)]]
Some attributes are available for both Intel® and non-Intel microprocessors but they may perform additional optimizations for Intel® microprocessors than they perform for non-Intel microprocessors. Refer to the individual attribute name for a detailed description.