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Re: Fortran 9x: time for a decision

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Fortran 9x: time for a decision
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 20:31:02 -0600

On 28-Oct-2002, Kate Hedstrom <address@hidden> wrote:

| I would imagine that the people who refuse to update their
| Fortran to compile under f90 are the ones who will never take up
| autotools anyway.

Some of us are using autoconf with mixed-language projects that
include Fortran code that we didn't write and that we have no
intention of updating because it currently works well enough.

To make things easy on the projects that are currently using the F77
autoconf macros, it would be nice if they didn't change in backwardly
incmopatible ways.  So I'd vote for leaving the F77 macros alone and
adding some new set of macros that can support the compilers for the
newer language standards.  Using FC seems reasonable to me.



--        | Unfortunately we were hopelessly optimistic in 1954 | about the problems of debugging FORTRAN programs.
                      |                                       -- J. Backus

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