[R-SIG-Mac] gfortran

Paul Roebuck roebuck at mdanderson.org
Mon Jan 30 16:04:02 CET 2006

On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> On Jan 27, 2006, at 4:54 PM, Paul Roebuck wrote:
> > I continue to hear Apple's branch has broken gfortran, though never
> > hear specifically what is broken about it.
> It doesn't compile - that's what's broken :). My impression is that
> there is quite a bunch of new pieces and changes in the C back-end
> code that were shared by the gfortran, but the fortran part was not
> updated correspondingly. I tried to patch some of the holes, but
> didn't get very far. Maybe if someone has the spare time to trace all
> the changes individually in both the FSF and Apple branch could put
> it together...
> > I don't mind filing a bug report with them too
> The problem is Apple doesn't support gfortran and never did. The
> ability to compile gfortran from the Apple branch was just incidental
> and required some tweaking as well (basically manually enabling f95
> in the build script and patching together fat gfortran libraries),
> but it was harmless. When you ask them, they say "use f2c" (but R
> doesn't support that).

I guess what I find odd about [gfortran not compiling] is
that no one seems to mention that in the Apple mailing
list over the last couple months.


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