f77 - Fortran 77 compiler
f77 [ option ] ... file ...
F77 is the UNIX Fortran 77 compiler. It accepts several types of arguments:
Arguments whose names end with `.f' are taken to be Fortran 77 source programs; they are
compiled, and each object program is left on the file in the current directory whose name
is that of the source with `.o' substituted for '.f'.
Arguments whose names end with `.r' or `.e' are taken to be Ratfor or EFL source programs,
respectively; these are first transformed by the appropriate preprocessor, then compiled
In the same way, arguments whose names end with `.c' or `.s' are taken to be C or assembly
source programs and are compiled or assembled, producing a `.o' file.
The following options have the same meaning as in cc(1). See ld(1) for load-time options.
-c Suppress loading and produce `.o' files for each source file.
-p Prepare object files for profiling, see prof(1).
-O Invoke an object-code optimizer.
-S Compile the named programs, and leave the assembler-language output on correspond-
ing files suffixed `.s'. (No `.o' is created.).
-f Use a floating point interpreter (for PDP11's that lack 11/70-style floating
Name the final output file output instead of `a.out'.
The following options are peculiar to f77.
Compile DO loops that are performed at least once if reached. (Fortran 77 DO loops
are not performed at all if the upper limit is smaller than the lower limit.)
-u Make the default type of a variable `undefined' rather than using the default For-
-C Compile code to check that subscripts are within declared array bounds.
-w Suppress all warning messages. If the option is `-w66', only Fortran 66 compati-
bility warnings are suppressed.
-F Apply EFL and Ratfor preprocessor to relevant files, put the result in the file
with the suffix changed to `.f', but do not compile.
-m Apply the M4 preprocessor to each `.r' or `.e' file before transforming it with the
Ratfor or EFL preprocessor.
-Ex Use the string x as an EFL option in processing `.e' files.
-Rx Use the string x as a Ratfor option in processing `.r' files.
Other arguments are taken to be either loader option arguments, or F77-compatible
object programs, typically produced by an earlier run, or perhaps libraries of
F77-compatible routines. These programs, together with the results of any compila-
tions specified, are loaded (in the order given) to produce an executable program
with name `a.out'.
file.[fresc] input file
file.o object file
a.out loaded output
/lib/c1 pass 2
/lib/c2 optional optimizer
/usr/lib/libF77.a intrinsic function library
/usr/lib/libI77.a Fortran I/O library
/lib/libc.a C library, see section 3
S. I. Feldman, P. J. Weinberger, A Portable Fortran 77 Compiler
prof(1), cc(1), ld(1)
The diagnostics produced by f77 itself are intended to be self-explanatory. Occa-
sional messages may be produced by the loader.
The Fortran 66 subset of the language has been exercised extensively; the newer
features have not.