.i file extension
- 1. Borland C++ Pre-processor intermediary file.
- 2. GCC pre-processed C file.
A .i file is a temporary file generated using the GCC compiler (which is used to compile C and C++). The GCC compiler does not normally generate a .i file but will do if directed to do so (via the -save-temps switch).
The .i file contains the output of a C source file after pre-processing has been performed. A .i file can in turn subsequently be used by the GCC compiler to save on compilation time (as pre-processing is not required).
For more information see:
- http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-2.95.3/gcc_2.html - For information on the GCC compiler, the -save-temps switch and .i files.
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