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Thu, 09 Nov 2000 20:20:35 -0600
Paul Martinolich wrote:
> "Lars J. Aas" wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 06:12:18PM -0600, Paul Martinolich wrote:
> > : Akim Demaille wrote:
> > : > But indeed I overlooked the problem of the extension :(.
> > : >
> > : > Still, how do we want to neutralize this issue. Do we want to keep
> > : > the GNUness test inside AC_PROG_F77 or not?
> > :
> > : With the extension change, then I think that the GNUness test should
> > : stay since this is GNU autoconf.
> > :
> > : My only reservation with the extension is what do we do when some
> > : unknown
> > : Fortran compiler won't compile code with a '.F' (assuming that is the
> > : one used). I guess we can cross that bridge when we find one.
> > Autoconf must probably soon be extended to use compiler wrapper scripts.
> > Dealing with unsupported file-extensions is really the domain of those
> > wrappers, so is it worth it to complicate Autoconf with that right now
> > when it will likely be removed again later?
> > Lars J
> If the compiler wrapper scripts are to be in place before 2.50, then you
> are right. But for this particular case, determining the GNUness of the
> Fortran compiler, Autoconf is currently and has in the past used an
> "unsupported" file-extension, like '.F'. Autoconf 2.14 used the '.fpp'
> extension and G77 documents it.
> Of course, I am biased to '.f' as being the standard way of indicating
> Fortran source because I've been doing UNIX for so long. But, I seem to
> remember DOS using '.FOR' and Vax and Gould using '.F' (but that is
> Will the compiler wrapper scripts be a major change?
I don't know Marge. Trying is the first step to failure.
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