This time we’re going to perform a similar set of tests for Windows.
One notable aspect of using C++ on Windows is you’re typically encouraged to use an IDE such as Microsoft Visual Studio, or else a competing-style IDE such as one from Embarcadero called RAD Studio (which came up from the ashes of the old Borland products, Delphi and C++ Builder). Although it can also be used in a standalone fashion, the Intel compiler integrates into Visual Studio (but not the free Express versions of Visual Studio); there are also some very nice, free IDEs such as CodeLite and Code::Blocks. But to perform tests of the compilers themselves, I removed the IDE variable in favor of focusing only on the command line.
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