Modern C++ compilers, Intel, Microsoft, MinGW, etc vs. Open Watcom C++ compiler
As a matter of respect to Software Engineers of Watcom Corporation that worked hard more then 20 years ago on Watcom C++ compiler project.
It is Hard to believe that Open Watcom C++ compiler team would be able to restore Watcom C++ compiler Performance Glory.
So, take a look at a topic: 'Integration of Open Watcom C++ compiler - details, performance evaluation, etc'
I've posted an answer on your question and please follow a thread in Water Cooler Forum. There are also two questions for you and take a look.
We shouldn't "pollute" Intel C++ compiler Forum with lots of details about Watcom C++ compiler and distract all the rest IDZ users who use Intel C++ compiler.
So, please All Questions need to be done at:
*** Integration of Open Watcom C++ compiler - details, performance evaluation, etc ***Web-link:http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/watercooler-catchall/topic/606505