While browsing the TBB build scripts, I noted this code block and comment:
# Position-independent code (PIC) is a must on IA-64, even for regular (not shared) executables
CPLUS_FLAGS += $(PIC_KEY)
I was searching for verification of this but couldn't find any. Can you post a reference? Also, when referring to IA-64, is this only Itaniums, or does it include Core processors, etc.?