Fair enough but I'm always paranoid that some things won't happen unless I specifically imply them, such as I always check if I've typed a command correct letter by letter and I'm very wary about using /Qax because it provides no benefit at all to AMD users. Although the AMD base is small I'd still like to cater for them. The next build will probably be MSVC unless the ICC works, and works better. After all the main point is to get the most performance possible And I've looked at many different ways of compiling Firefox with ICC but still get the same LNK errors.
And I definitely won't hesitate to contact you, thank you. Might contact you in this thread just in case people are interested to know what's going on
I'm not the only one that does it :
ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2 -Ot -Oi -Ob2 -Oy -GT -Gy -GF -GL [B]-favor:blend[/B]"
I know what you mean, I do it sometimes too, but it's better to keep things clean when possible
As for that link, as they say: "Η ημιμάθεια είναι χειρότερη της αμάθειας."
By default the Intel compiler's using /arch:SSE2 if /arch isn't specified, but this shouldn't matter in your case since all 64bit CPUs have SSE2 (and no I don't count some ancient AMD CPUs )
/Qax isn't /Qx; it doesn't generate code for Intel CPUs only. That's what /Qx does.