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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: check for gfortran before checking for g77
Date Mon, 22 Dec 2008 20:40:43 GMT
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:39 PM, kamaraju kusumanchi
<raju.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Garrett Rooney
> <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:21 PM, kamaraju kusumanchi
>> <raju.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> While configuring apr-1.3.3, I realized that the configure script
>>> checks for g77 and not for gfortran. The development of g77 has
>>> stopped and is now replaced by gfortran. gfortran works well on both
>>> Fortran 90, Fortran 77 programs. Would it be possible to add a check
>>> for gfortran before checking for g77?
>>
>> Do we actually use gfotran, g77, or any other fortran compiler in any
>> way?  I expect that check is just boilerplate autoconf stuff that we
>> never actually use.
>>
>
> It also checks for g++. A cursory glance through the code tells me
> that there are no .cpp, .cc programs. Is checking for g++ necessary?

Probably not.  Like I said, pretty much all of that stuff is
boilerplate checks that autoconf throws in when you use their default
"get me a C compiler" macro.

-garrett

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