[R-SIG-Mac] piece of good news

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Sun Nov 18 16:02:55 CET 2007

On Nov 17, 2007, at 3:15 PM, Jan de Leeuw wrote:

> today on scitech at lists.apple.com
> there is work underway at apple (together with the macresearch
> people) to get gFortran for gcc 4.x in the developer tools
> (and in xcode)

That's great news. Having official Fortran support would help a lot.

I can confirm that technically it should be reasonably easy - I was  
able to compile gfortran using Apple's sources and build (by adding  
gcc-4.2.x fortran code):

ginaz:bin$ ./gfortran-4.2 --version
GNU Fortran (GCC) 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5531)

This is the first time in a long while that we can use Apple's  
sources and build system for Fortran. (Apple's 4.0 branch broke  
Fortran beyond repair).


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