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g77 would have taken much longer to
do and probably not been as good for quite a while.
Sometimes people who notice how much
g77 depends on, and
documents encouragement to use,
f2c ask why
was created if
f2c already existed.
This section gives some basic answers to these questions, though it is not intended to be comprehensive.