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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: Do we have to build gcc with fortran now?
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:37:53
Message-Id: itt95c$e2l$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Do we have to build gcc with fortran now? by Dale
1 On 06/22/2011 07:58 PM, Dale wrote:
2 >[...]
3 > Mine never had fortran in it at all. I still don't really know what
4 > fortran is.
6 It's a programming language. You know, C, C++, stuff like that. Except
7 that it's a zombie-relict from the 1950's that refuses to die because
8 people still programming in it are too lazy to learn a proper, more
9 modern language :-P
11 When you enable the fortran USE flag for GCC, you are telling it to
12 compile and install the GNU Fortran compiler. Sometimes USE flags can
13 have more dramatic effects than just enabling some extra functionality;
14 in this case for example, a whole compiler and supporting runtime
15 libraries are built and installed.