*Conan The Librarian
The /OBJECT qualifier causes the compiler to produce an object module, and optionally specifies its file name. The format of the /OBJECT qualifier is as follows: /[NO]OBJECT[=file-spec] By default, the compiler generates object files as follows: o If you specify one source file, the compiler generates one object file. o If you specify multiple source files separated by plus signs, the compiler appends the files and generates one object file. o If you specify multiple source files separated by commas, the compiler compiles and generates a separate object file for each source file. o You can use both plus signs and commas in the same command line to produce different combinations of appended and separated object files. To produce an object file with an explicit file specification, you must use the /OBJECT qualifier, in the form /OBJECT=file-spec. Otherwise, the object file has the same name as its corresponding source file, and a file type of .OBJ. All other file specification attributes depend on the placement of the qualifier in the command. The /NOOBJECT qualifier suppresses the creation of an object file. During the early stages of program development, you may find it helpful to suppress the production of object files until your source program compiles without errors. The default is /OBJECT.