Tells the compiler to generate position-independent code. The generated code can only be linked into executables.
- The compiler does not generate position-independent code for an executable-only object.
This option tells the compiler to generate position-independent code. It is similar to
-fpic, but code generated by
-fpiecan 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
-pieto the compiler driver on the link command line.
-fpiecan also be specified as