[~]> icc -vicc version 12.1.0 (gcc version 4.6.0 compatibility)[~]> icc -save-temps -c t.c[~]>should produce t.i and t.s files but both are missing. Looks like a regression.
The -save-temps option is used to save the intermediate files during compilation. The .s file is saved only if you use the -use-asm option. If you want to generate the preprocessed .i file, you'll have to use the -P compile option. The link http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/hpc/compilerpro/en-us/cpp/lin/compiler_c/copts/common_options/option_save_temps.htm should give you more info on the -save-temps option,
I agree. The -save-temps option with icc is not 1:1 with gcc behavior as it won't save the .i or the .s file with that option alone with icc. Well, an issue has been filed with the developers on this and I'll update you as soon as the release with the fix is out. Appreciate your patience through this.