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Fortran 90 Progress

  Michael Metcalf CN/ASD

Since the publication of the Fortran 90 standard nearly four years ago, there has been a lot of activity. Much of this is detailed in Fortran Market, available on the World Wide Web with the URL

What follows is just a summary.

Compilers are available from Absoft, Apogee, Cray Research, DEC, EPC, Fujitsu, IBM, Lahey, Microway, NAG, NA Software, PSR, ParaSoft, PGI, Salford Software, SofTech and, soon, HP and Sun.

Books are available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and, soon, Russian.

You can keep in touch with other Fortran 90 users by joining a mailbase list, comp-fortran-90. To do this, send an e-mail message to, containing as the only line:

join comp-fortran-90 <firstname> <lastname>

Files for a Fortran 90 emacs mode can be retrieved by ftp to, directory


or by Gopher and WWW with URL


or by sending an e-mail to, containing the command send <listname> <filename> (e.g. send comp-fortran-90 f90.el).

Material for teaching is available. For example, copyright but freely available course material is available from Manchester Computer Centre on the WWW with the URL:

The ftp address is and the directory /pub/mantec/Fortran90. A complete Tutorial is available with the URL

or via anonymous ftp from in the directory cnl.200 and as the file

Courses are available from a number of companies in the US and Europe.

Finally, the Fortran 90 standard, ISO/IEC 1539:1991, is obtainable for 185CHF from

 ISO Publications, 1 rue de Varembe, 
 Case postale 56
 CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
 Fax. + 41 22 734 10 79
and, more expensively, from national member bodies such as ANSI, DIN, BSI and AFNOR.

For full details of all this, please consult Fortran Market.

Janne Saarela
Fri May 19 16:03:15 METDST 1995