Subject: Re: moving g77 to the ports system
To: Igor Sobrado <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/03/2003 02:45:45
On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 06:24:09PM +0100, Igor Sobrado wrote:
> > On Thursday, January 2, 2003, at 03:44  pm, Igor Sobrado wrote:
> > > But when a package has serious problems and it is not fixed,
> > > stability is bad.
> > 
> > I've never used g77 (and I don't know anyone who has), but
> > what are the serious problems?
> It is practically dropped by GNU, they are developing a new compiler,
> and g77 is frozen since mid-90.  That compiler does not support
> FORTRAN-related standards.  It has known bugs and, as I observed
> above, it is a FORTRAN 77 compiler with "some" FORTRAN 90 extensions.
> A fully standards-compliant compiler will be nice.

I have never seen such announcement that support for g77 was dropped
officially by GCC team. Where did you see it?


Bang Jun-Young <>