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Re: gfortran

On Thu, Sep 08, 2016 at 05:32:27PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > > I started a similar discussion a couple years ago.  The response was that
 > > g95 is the only thing that works on many platforms and pkgsrc is committed
 > > to portability.
 > That's not the point. The point is that all the alternative packages
 > like gcc49 etc are much more heavy by including things like the Java
 > backend. You can easily select a different implementation, but for
 > casual users, it is way too heavy. That ignores all the usual problem of
 > dealing with multiple GCC versions at the same time. We hit some of them
 > due to rpath ordering already.

So why not have a gcc48-fortran package (or whatever) that builds just
the fortran compiler?

David A. Holland

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