[mpich-discuss] mpifort wrapper compiler?

Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) jsquyres at cisco.com
Thu Dec 5 10:59:14 CST 2013

I'm unfamiliar with the xl suite -- don't they have xlf that handles .f, .f90, and .F90 source files?

On Dec 5, 2013, at 11:57 AM, Pavan Balaji <balaji at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> On Dec 5, 2013, at 10:43 AM, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) <jsquyres at cisco.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 5, 2013, at 10:22 AM, Jeff Hammond <jeff.science at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It is important to separate out the F77 wrapper from the F90+ one to support the case where the F77 compiler cannot handle F90+ code and vice versa. The IBM compiler is this way because of fixed/free source form handling. 
>> I'm not sure I understand this -- my understanding is that compilers differentiate between the different forms of Fortran (fixed vs. free) via the .suffix.
>> This is very much in line with compilers like ifort, pgifort, etc.
> xl is in a league of it’s own.  :-)
> Maybe they’ll fix it in future versions.  But we can’t abandon it if that’s the way it is right now.  Many users still use those compilers.
>  — Pavan
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