How Broken is Sun Fortran (Summary)

John Prentice john at
Fri Feb 8 10:00:53 AEST 1991

In article <49413 at seismo.CSS.GOV> stead at beno.CSS.GOV (Richard Stead) writes:
>> And all these were found during 4 days. So there is probably more to come :-(
>If they are all like this first one, the rest of us have nothing to worry
>> And they call it fortran compiler ...?
>No, the thing that uses mcount they call a profiler.

Unfortunately, not all of 1.3.1's problems are so simple.  Trust me, you
have something to worry about.  I hope Sun does a better job of testing 1.4
before they release it than they did 1.3.1.  The number of and nature of the
bugs in 1.3.1 are unpardonable for a Fortran compiler from  a company as
well established as Sun.  

John K. Prentice    john at (Internet)
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Computational Physics Group, Amparo Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, USA

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