[tex-live] Fortran and Pascal sources
rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Tue Oct 5 02:48:10 CEST 2010
>|There is no question in my mind that compiling with C is the way to go.
>|Whether up-to-date systems provide usable Fortran and Pascal compilers
>|isn't really the point, because we intentionally compile TL on old
>|versions, so that the resulting binaries can work for the most possible
>|So, from our pov, it would be best for the .c translations to be
>|included in the distributions, so we don't have to fiddle with *2c.
No problem with that.
>|Furthermore, I don't have an answer for libf2c; it will not be available
>|natively and it would be asking a lot to make it available on every
>|build platform. So it seems Fortran compilation is infeasible. How
>|about "simply" rewriting the Fortran program in C :)?
Not feasible. The developer only knows Fortran and is constantly
improving the program. So I guess inclusion of a tarball is the best we
could hope for.
>|On a separate front, to have any hope of being included in the TL build
>|at all, the programs must be built with a configure && make approach
>|that accepts the standard options, almost certainly with GNU Automake.
>|See the first paragraph of tug.org/texlive/pkcontrib.html#exec.
>|Thanks for all your work on musixtex. Looking forward to the updated
>|release making its way to us.
I'm looking forward to seeing it at CTAN :+) Robin has been too busy to
check it out.
Thanks for your help.
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