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A, QA

Specifies an identifier for an assertion.

Syntax

Linux and macOS:
-A
name[(value)]
Windows:
/QA
name[(value)]
Arguments
name
Is the identifier for the assertion.
value
Is an optional value for the assertion. If a value is specified, it must be within quotes, including the parentheses delimiting it.
Default
OFF
Assertions have no identifiers or symbol names.
Description
This option specifies an identifier (symbol name) for an assertion. It is equivalent to an #assert preprocessing directive.
Note that this option is not the positive form of the C++
/QA-
option.
On Linux* systems, because GCC has deprecated assertions, this option has no effect.
Alternate Options
None
To make an assertion for the identifier fruit with the associated values orange and banana use the following command.
On Windows* systems:
icl /QA"fruit(orange,banana)" prog1.cpp
On Linux* systems:
icpc -A"fruit(orange,banana)" prog1.cpp
On
macOS*
systems:
icl++ -A"fruit(orange,banana)" prog1.cpp
icpc -A"fruit(orange,banana)" prog1.cpp
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