[mpich-discuss] mpifort wrapper compiler?

Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) jsquyres at cisco.com
Thu Dec 12 12:18:20 CST 2013

On Dec 12, 2013, at 8:02 AM, Pavan Balaji <balaji at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> Will the following tradeoff be acceptable to everyone?
> * We allow users to specify a Fortran compiler using “FC” and “FCFLAGS”.  This will result in a wrapper called “mpifort”.
> * We’ll maintain mpif90 as a symbolic link to mpifort for backward compatibility.
> * If no separate F77 compiler is specified, we’ll use FC as the F77 compiler as well.  In this case, mpif77 will be a symbolic link to mpifort.
> * But users have the ability to provide a separate F77 compiler, in which case a new mpif77 is created.
> This way, we can still support compilers that have a different F77 compiler.  But for most compilers there’ll be a single mpifort (with mpif90 and mpif77 symbolic links for backward compatibility for some time).

That sounds perfect.

Jeff Squyres
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