VS 2005 Compiler

The new compiler in the VS 2005 distribution is version 14, just like the WDK compiler:

Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 14.00.41204.17 for 80x86

The Visual Studio 2005 compiler is:

Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 14.00.50727.42 for 80x86

It’s worth remembering that the recent operator new discussion applies to WDK-built software as well.

I’m always interested in seeing the [documented] command-line switches. Here’s the output from the latest cl.exe:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\bin>cl /?
Microsoft (R) 32-bit C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 14.00.50727.42 for 80x86
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

                         C/C++ COMPILER OPTIONS


                              -OPTIMIZATION-

/O1 minimize space                      /O2 maximize speed
/Ob inline expansion (default n=0)   /Od disable optimizations (default)
/Og enable global optimization          /Oi[-] enable intrinsic functions
/Os favor code space                    /Ot favor code speed
/Ox maximum optimizations               /Oy[-] enable frame pointer omission

                             -CODE GENERATION-

/GF enable read-only string pooling     /Gm[-] enable minimal rebuild
/Gy[-] separate functions for linker    /GS[-] enable security checks
/GR[-] enable C++ RTTI                  /GX[-] enable C++ EH (same as /EHsc)
/EHs enable C++ EH (no SEH exceptions)  /EHa enable C++ EH (w/ SEH exceptions)
/EHc extern "C" defaults to nothrow
/fp: choose floating-point model:
    except[-] - consider floating-point exceptions when generating code
    fast - "fast" floating-point model; results are less predictable
    precise - "precise" floating-point model; results are predictable
    strict - "strict" floating-point model (implies /fp:except)
/GL[-] enable link-time code generation /GA optimize for Windows Application
/Ge force stack checking for all funcs  /Gs[num] control stack checking calls
/Gh enable _penter function call        /GH enable _pexit function call
/GT generate fiber-safe TLS accesses    /RTC1 Enable fast checks (/RTCsu)
/RTCc Convert to smaller type checks    /RTCs Stack Frame runtime checking
/RTCu Uninitialized local usage checks
/clr[:option] compile for common language runtime, where option is:
    pure - produce IL-only output file (no native executable code)
    safe - produce IL-only verifiable output file
    oldSyntax - accept the Managed Extensions syntax from Visual C++ 2002/2003
    initialAppDomain - enable initial AppDomain behavior of Visual C++ 2002
    noAssembly - do not produce an assembly
/Gd __cdecl calling convention          /Gr __fastcall calling convention
/Gz __stdcall calling convention        /GZ Enable stack checks (/RTCs)
/QIfist[-] use FIST instead of ftol()
/hotpatch ensure function padding for hotpatchable images
/arch: minimum CPU architecture requirements, one of:
    SSE - enable use of instructions available with SSE enabled CPUs
    SSE2 - enable use of instructions available with SSE2 enabled CPUs

                              -OUTPUT FILES-

/Fa[file] name assembly listing file    /FA[scu] configure assembly listing
/Fd[file] name .PDB file                /Fe name executable file
/Fm[file] name map file                 /Fo name object file
(press  to continue)
/Fp name precompiled header file  /Fr[file] name source browser file
/FR[file] name extended .SBR file
/doc[file] process XML documentation comments and optionally name the .xdc file

                              -PREPROCESSOR-

/AI add to assembly search path    /FU forced using assembly/module
/C don't strip comments                 /D{=|#} define macro
/E preprocess to stdout                 /EP preprocess to stdout, no #line
/P preprocess to file                   /Fx merge injected code to file
/FI name forced include file      /U remove predefined macro
/u remove all predefined macros         /I add to include search path
/X ignore "standard places"

                                -LANGUAGE-

/Zi enable debugging information        /Z7 enable old-style debug info
/Zp[n] pack structs on n-byte boundary  /Za disable extensions
/Ze enable extensions (default)         /Zl omit default library name in .OBJ
/Zg generate function prototypes        /Zs syntax check only
/vd{0|1|2} disable/enable vtordisp      /vm type of pointers to members
/Zc:arg1[,arg2] C++ language conformance, where arguments can be:
    forScope[-] - enforce Standard C++ for scoping rules
    wchar_t[-] - wchar_t is the native type, not a typedef
/ZI enable Edit and Continue debug info
/openmp enable OpenMP 2.0 language extensions

                              -MISCELLANEOUS-

@ options response file           /?, /help print this help message
/bigobj generate extended object format /c compile only, no link
/errorReport:option Report internal compiler errors to Microsoft
    none - do not send report
    prompt - prompt to immediately send report
    queue - at next admin logon, prompt to send report (default)
    send - send report automatically
/FC use full pathnames in diagnostics   /H max external name length
/J default char type is unsigned        /nologo suppress copyright message
/showIncludes show include file names   /Tc compile file as .c
/Tp compile file as .cpp   /TC compile all files as .c
/TP compile all files as .cpp           /V set version string
/w disable all warnings                 /wd disable warning n
/we treat warning n as an error      /wo issue warning n once
/w set warning level 1-4 for n    /W set warning level (default n=1)
/Wall enable all warnings               /WL enable one line diagnostics
/WX treat warnings as errors            /Yc[file] create .PCH file
/Yd put debug info in every .OBJ        /Yl[sym] inject .PCH ref for debug lib
/Yu[file] use .PCH file                 /Y- disable all PCH options
/Zm max memory alloc (% of default)  /Wp64 enable 64 bit porting warnings

                                -LINKING-

(press  to continue)
/LD Create .DLL                         /LDd Create .DLL debug library
/LN Create a .netmodule                 /F set stack size
/link [linker options and libraries]    /MD link with MSVCRT.LIB
/MT link with LIBCMT.LIB                /MDd link with MSVCRTD.LIB debug lib
/MTd link with LIBCMTD.LIB debug lib

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