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Re: [autoconf] Cray Fortran compilers

From: Kate Hedstrom
Subject: Re: [autoconf] Cray Fortran compilers
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 09:37:29 -0800
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On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 10:11:34AM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> > From: Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
> > Date: 10 Jun 2002 10:45:11 +0200
> > 
> > Steven> Sorry to come late to this thread, but may I humbly suggest
> > Steven> that the right fix would be to put cf77 and cft77 at the end
> > 
> > Please, do!
> I'd like to demur.  If memory serves, those tests do not work with
> cf77 and cft77.  Unless we find a computer museum that is interested
> in actually using cf77 and cft77, I think it's better to not imply
> that the code works with those compilers.
> Also, Cray is a special case because Cray Inc knows the existing
> installations, and knows what Cray software is installed on them.
> If Cray suggests that it's not worth our time to support cf77 and
> cft77 any more, I'm inclined to follow their advice.

I agree with Paul. The reason the tests fail is that autoconf doesn't
know to use segldr on the ld phase with those compilers. Rather than
put effort into deprecated compilers, I'd like to see effort in f90.

I know, I know, I might just have to do it myself.

Kate Hedström       Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
address@hidden       University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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