Intel C Compiler

Stefan Krah stefan-usenet at
Mon Nov 8 21:00:43 CET 2010

Drake <cjdrake at> wrote:
> I'm an engineer who has access to the Intel C/C++ compiler (icc), and
> for the heck of it I compiled Python2.7 with it.
> Unsurprisingly, it compiled fine and functions correctly as far as I
> know. However, I was interested to discover that the icc compile
> printed literally thousands of various warnings and remarks.
> Examples:
> Parser/node.c(13): remark #2259: non-pointer conversion from "int" to
> "short" may lose significant bits
>       n->n_type = type;

I sometimes use icc. This is one of the most annoying warnings of the
Intel compiler. See:

The problem is that the compiler issues this warning even when there is
no way that significant bits could be lost.

Stefan Krah

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