O. Hartmann wrote:
Kris Kennaway wrote:
O. Hartmann wrote:
Sorry about the noise, but I miss g77 or f77 on my FreeBSD 7.0-PRE box. Where is it? Hasn't gcc 4.2 as incorporated in FreeBSD as the native compiler also a native fortran 90 compiler?

No, you need to install the gfortran port. This is presumably documented in the release notes.

Thank you for the answer.

Wouldn't it be more convenient for all having both the C/C++ and Fortran compiler aboard the operating system since the compiler suite is a whole piece?

Well, no offense, but this remembers me on the time when SUN split the C-Compiler apart the OS or it looks like the behaviour of many Linux distribution even splitting header files apart from the OS. Hope FreeBSD will not tend to take apart header files and even the C compiler ...

No, it's not convenient. There is a large maintenance cost for keeping the fortran compiler in the base system for little gain (nothing in FreeBSD uses it), and it is also only of use to a small subset of FreeBSD users, so this is a perfect situation where moving it to the ports collection made sense.


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