[SciPy-dev] Building scipy with GNU Fortran 95 (gcc 4)
pearu at scipy.org
Sun Nov 13 01:37:21 CST 2005
On Sat, 12 Nov 2005, Robert Kern wrote:
> Pearu Peterson wrote:
>> The support for building scipy with GNU Fortran 95 (gcc 4) compiler is now
>> added to SVN. To build scipy using gfortran, use
>> python setup.py config_fc --fcompiler=gnu95 build
> We need to be careful with names here. There is gfortran, which is
> officially part of the GNU Compiler Collection as of gcc 4.
> There is also g95, which isn't.
> I would prefer that the --fcompiler name be gfortran to help avoid
>  http://gcc.gnu.org/fortran/
>  http://www.g95.org/
>  http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/TheOtherGCCBasedFortranCompiler
Yes, for g95 we already have --fcompiler=g95. I choosed
--fcompiler=gnu95 to be similar to --fcompiler=gnu as they are
closely related by the gcc project.
As I understand from gfortran man pages, gfortran will replace g77 in
future, and so, in future --fcompiler=gnu should look for gfortran as
well. For now we need to keep g77 and gfortran support separate as g77-3.4
is the recommended Fortran compiler by the gcc developers.
So, I would still prefer gnu95 name over gfortran.
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