[R-SIG-Mac] gfortran

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu
Mon Jan 30 16:20:37 CET 2006

gfortran compiles find on powerpc systems -- not on mactel
systems. until a few weeks ago, people with mactel systems
were under nondisclosure and could not post the info on
any mailing lists.

On Jan 30, 2006, at 07:04 , Paul Roebuck wrote:

> 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.
> <http://lists.apple.com/archives/fortran-dev/2006/Jan/>
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