F90 in packages

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Thu, 27 Jun 2002 10:14:47 +0200

>>>>> "Torsten" == Torsten Hothorn <Torsten.Hothorn@rzmail.uni-erlangen.de> writes:

    Torsten> did anybody manage to compile F90 sources in an
    Torsten> R-package? The major problem is, at least in my
    Torsten> opinion, that non of the "free" F90 -> F77
    Torsten> converters is working correctly, at least for the
    Torsten> F90 sources I need to compile.

yes, exactly, and there's no mature GNU fortran 90 or even 95,
yet.  I've recently read about a "g95" {GNU Fortran 95} development
effort, but haven't taken the time to find out how far they are.

The f2c translator has been supporting some (minor) 
f90 extensions; you might investigate further there.

My consequence: 
   Encourage people using C (or C++ if it really makes sense),
But I know this is no real option for some in the
Numerical-Analysis Community, unfortunately.

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