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IBM's xlf version 3 (f90) compiler

IBM's latest Fortran compiler for AIX, xlf 3.1.1, provides both full Fortran 90 functionality and complete backwards compatibility with Fortran 77 code. This means that current CERN library routines (or any other Fortran 77 routines) can be called from Fortran 90 code.

The compiler is already available for purchase from IBM for use on an individual RS/6000 workstation; those interested should contact Tim Bell of IBM for details (e-mail or phone extension 7081.) However, IBM offers a network licence system for this compiler. CN's Unix Workstation Support section will be providing a licence server and will resell (at cost) floating licences to CERN users. This service will be announced in the cern.aix6000 newsgroup as soon as it is available.

In the meanwhile, users interested in trying out the new compiler on their code should also contact Tim Bell.

Janne Saarela
Wed May 17 14:38:58 METDST 1995