[SciPy-dev] Re: [Scipy-cvs] CVS update: world/scipy/scipy_distutils/command

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Sep 17 11:03:18 CDT 2002

    Pearu> 2) f90 should not have -fixed option specified as scipy_distutils
    Pearu> should be able to compile also Fortran 90 free format sources,
    Pearu> even if currently there are any F90 sources in Scipy. Note
    Pearu> that there are f2py users that wrap F90 free format codes to
    Pearu> Python.

    >> I only changed the comment from "why fixed?" to explain to someone
    >> without the compiler man page available just what the -fixed flag is.

    Pearu> This was my comment that has stayed there for ages already.  I
    Pearu> was hoping that someone who produced this code would fix this, or
    Pearu> at least explain the reasons for its need. But now I am pretty
    Pearu> sure that this option will cause problems if someone tries to
    Pearu> compiler F90 free format sources.

It does appear that Sun's intention is that the source file suffix is the
way you get specific behavior. ".f" should probably always be interpreted as
Fortran-77.  Do other compilers have the same (or similar) conventions?


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