This new assembler mode is intended as an alternative to the existing assembler mode, providing the same functionality as the assembler mode except for floating point extended formats. In the new assembler mode, the assembler and disassembler support the extended formats of extended precision types within the current IEEE floating-point format. If the assembler encounters compiler statements that define variables in the extended format, the assembler replaces them with the default format before printing the code (if it is the default format). In addition, some floating-point instructions use the new assembler mode to preserve the sign of the floating-point value and to restore the quotient valid for the current format if a floating-point value is greater than 0.0, or an overflow occurs. You can use this assembler mode when invoking the Intel* Visual Fortran 32-bit or 64 Bit* or Intel* Visual Fortran Compiler* with the target option '/ndot/x-orbsd' or '/ndot/x-windows'.
This release of the Intel Visual Fortran Compiler includes a new assembler, a new compiler option to build for Tru64 UNIX (TM) systems, improved support of 'comment' programs, a new compiler option to support writing Fortran I/O functions that use unbuffered I/O. You can find detailed information about this release of the Intel Visual Fortran Compiler on the product website at www.intel.com/compilers. The new assembler can be found as part of Intel Fortran Compiler version 19.0 or higher. You can download the Compiler Public Developer Build at that location. 7211a4ac4a