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RE: Fortran Compiler Versions

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The significance of this discussion is not clear to me. If you are 
buying the executable version of a software, that is going to run
stand-alone, why is the compiler choice important?  Ofcourse, I am
assuming that both versions of the software are identical in all 
respects except for the compiler used for their compilation.

Is this not equivalent to asking whether you want Autocad2000 compiled
with compiler X or Y?


On Thu, 6 May 1999, Waterman Drinkwater wrote:
> Both Compag (Digital) and Lahey are high efficient fortran compilers. In
> my personal opinion, both are excellent. We just received the newest
> version Lahey Fortran 95 Pro v5.5 yesterday (not installed yet). Compag
> also has a new version T6.1 in beta testing. I like both Fortran
> compilers, and program in Fortran.
> dw
> 	----------
> 	From:  Adolfo Galvez [SMTP:agv(--nospam--at)]
> 	Sent:  Thursday, May 06, 1999 1:22 PM
> 	To:  seaint(--nospam--at)
> 	Subject:  Fortran Compiler Versions
> 	Dear Friends:
> 	Our Company is buying some tailor made structural software.
> 	The vendor asks: 
> 	"We can deliver a PC NT 4.0 version compiled using a Digital
> Fortran or
> 	Lahey Fortran compiler (please specify which)."
> 	Any one could explain the difference between the mentioned
> Fortran versions?
> 	Our Hardware is a IBM Intellistation Z-pro, Pentium III Xeon 500
> MHz
> 	processor, 512 K Cache.
> 	Thank you
> 	Adolfo Galvez
> 	Lima, PERU.

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