A colleague of mine is considering switching from Absoft Fortran to CVF. He asked me if the merged Intel/CVF compiler will support the Intel object file format. He said that Intel's object file format is different from Microsoft's, and that he assumed that Intel's Fortran compiler supports the Intel format while every other compiler he knows of supports Microsoft's format.
Is what this guy said about the two object file formats correct? Can anyone from Intel comment about the upcoming merged Fortran compiler's support for these two formats? In what kind of situations would support for the different formats matter?