Node: Distensions, Previous: Pedantic Compilation, Up: Other Dialects
-fugly-* command-line options determine whether certain
features supported by VAX FORTRAN and other such compilers, but considered
too ugly to be in code that can be changed to use safer and/or more
portable constructs, are accepted.
These are humorously referred to as "distensions",
extensions that just plain look ugly in the harsh light of day.