Why does the "ifort -v" command spawn a process to gcc
I noticed that when issuing the command ifort -v it then launches another process for gcc. Is that to be expected or somehow tied to the bootstrapping of the Intel compiler installation? I am noticing very long compile times and found that a single instance of "ifort -v" can take up to 1.4 seconds to return. This seems to be contributing to the long compilation times, since the "ifort -v" command should be doing a version check and an license check. Any help on this would be appreciated.