Posted May 13, 2004 15:26 UTC (Thu) by vblum
In reply to: gfortran
Parent article: GCC gets a new Optimizer Framework
Early 2003, there was a fork in the project. My understanding was that Andy Vaught (who, I think, founded g95?) did not agree with a roadmap for gcc inclusion that some of his co-developers wanted. The others splut and started on direct gcc inclusion - Andy went on, allegedly focussing on a usable compiler first and worrying about inclusion politics later. The others intergrated their branch of g95 into gcc tree-ssa officially. This explains why the gcc-g95 has all its mailing lists & infrastructure at gcc.gnu.org, while I cannot even find a mailing list on g95 itself any more - you have to email Andy Vaught directly, it seems ... on the other hand, he mainatins an active blog and the compiler seems to produce workable code for some highly complex pieces of code now ...
Anyone out there with better information is welcome to correct me.
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