g77 -fno-automatic default

N8TM@aol.com N8TM@aol.com
Sun Oct 31 23:03:00 GMT 1999


In a message dated 10/5/99 2:46:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
nks@het3.physics.umass.edu writes:

> the code assumed
>  they were SAVEd.  The code works with other fortran compilers
>  including f2c which makes all the local variables static.
Any code which assumes SAVEd variables without specifying them is buggy. f2c 
has an option to use auto variables by default, and it ought to be possible 
to use that.  Even the '66 standard specified that automatic variables were 
possible, although programmers often took the lazy way out of intending their 
code not be run on a compiler which took advantage of it.  In the old days of 
overlays, there was no guarantee of static variables.

Tim
tprince@computer.org



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