My first message on this forum. :-)
I will start out with a question I always wanted to ask, but did not know the right forum.
Our marketing folks pitch our C++ compiler's value as follows:
1. Performance - Intel C++ Compiler builds the FASTEST code for the latest processor
2. Compatibility - Intel compiler is compatible with the leading vendor (Microsoft .NET/ Visual C++ 6.0 on windows and GNU gcc on linux). It makes your life easy when you go back and forth and get that one hotspot optimized by next Tuesday.
3. and Support
Please set me straight. Do you agree? Disagree? Dont care?