Fortran compiler

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Sun Jan 17 13:04:15 UTC 2016

On 16/01/2016 22:15, john.haraden--- via freebsd-questions wrote:
> When will the base system ship with a fortran compiler?  GCC is
> cumbersome and requires special linking commands to form an
> executable file from compiled object files.  Why not resurrect the
> old f77?

It is unlikely that the base system will ever re-import a Fortran
compiler.  Fortran is not required to build the base system, nor is it a
POSIX requirement, so like all other languages in that class -- many of
which are of significantly greater popularity than Fortran nowadays --
you'll simply have to install it from ports.

GCC's command line for linking objects into an executable can be
complicated, but that's not significantly different compared to c or c++
programs and not significantly different when compiling using the LLVM
toolchain.  Much of that complexity only occurs when linking against
large external bodies of code, like QT or Gnome.



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