Compile only. Default: -nc
Specify -c to create object (.OBJ), and, if necessary, module (.MOD) files without invoking the linker or librarian to create an executable, dll or static library. This is especially useful in makefiles, where it is not always desirable to perform the entire build process with one invocation of the driver.
The -c option should not be explicitly used in conjunction with Visual Studio projects, as it will interfere with the build process. The build process manages when the linker should or should not be invoked.