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fpie

Tells the compiler to generate position-independent code. The generated code can only be linked into executables.

Syntax

Linux:
-fpie
macOS:
None
Windows:
None
Arguments
None
Default
OFF
The compiler does not generate position-independent code for an executable-only object.
Description
This option tells the compiler to generate position-independent code. It is similar to
-fpic
, but code generated by
-fpie
can only be linked into an executable.
Because the object is linked into an executable, this option causes better optimization of some symbol references.
To ensure that run-time libraries are set up properly for the executable, you should also specify option
-pie
to the compiler driver on the link command line.
Option
-fpie
can also be specified as
-fPIE
.
Alternate Options
None

Product and Performance Information

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