The status of the GNU Fortran project
Posted Dec 1, 2005 17:20 UTC (Thu) by vblum
Parent article: The status of the GNU Fortran project
Thanks for the update - I'm sure a lot of readers here are interested / following the development.
I second a statement of a previous poster. The article fails to address that g95 and gfortran are different projects now, and what is said for one does not hold for the other. E.g., g95 is bug-free (as far as known) - gfortran is not (as far as known). gfortran is official gcc - g95 is not.
I am aware of the deep-rooted split between some of the developers and the reasons, and really appreciate that this unnecessary episode of free software history is not detailed here; however, the fact that there are two products does deserve an explicit mention.
PS: g95 "just works" for me. Lacking a full gcc 4 installation, I have not yet tried successfully to even get gfortran to run, but it appears to have a number of leftover bugs, just from reading the mailing lists. Any experiences with gfortran vs g95, anyone?
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