[swift-users] what is the use of "-frontend" argument to swift?

Kyle Murray kyle_murray at apple.com
Tue Dec 5 16:23:43 CST 2017

Looks like it's an alias for -emit-object:

https://github.com/apple/swift/blob/master/include/swift/Option/Options.td#L576 <https://github.com/apple/swift/blob/master/include/swift/Option/Options.td#L576>

...which will give an object file as output rather than the default, an executable. 


> On Dec 5, 2017, at 1:49 AM, Atul Sowani via swift-users <swift-users at swift.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> What is the purpose of "-frontend -c" arguments of swift? I tried "swift --help" but that does not mention it. Also I couldn't find it easily in any swift documents. Can somebody kindly let me know the purpose of these arguments?
> Thanks,
> Atul.
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