Developer Reference

Conventions and Symbols

This document uses the following conventions:
Convention
Explanation
This type style
Indicates an element of syntax, parameter name, keyword, filename, computer output, or part of a program example. The text appears in lowercase unless uppercase is significant.
This type style
Indicates the exact characters you type as input. Also used to highlight the elements of a graphical user interface such as buttons or menu names.
This type style
Indicates a placeholder for an identifier, an expression, a string, a symbol, or a value. Substitute one of these items for the placeholder.
[
items
]
Indicates that the items enclosed in brackets are optional.
{
item
|
item
}
Indicates to select only one of the items listed between braces. A vertical bar ( | ) separates the items.
... (ellipses)
Indicates that you can repeat the preceding item.

Product and Performance Information

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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