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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] fortran fixes and usage fixes for intel-linux.jam
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-27 15:52:32

On Thursday 07 January 2010 02:10:44 Spencer E. Olson wrote:

> Please find two patches attached (to be applied in the specified order) that fix
> some issues with Fortran and improve the usage for intel-linux.jam
> Fortran fix:
> 1. Adds FORTRAN90 to one of the Fortran types for gfortran.jam
> 2. Makes Fortran compiler a part of the particular toolset rather than a
> separate tool. I realize that some people use one Fortran compiler with a
> different suite, but I think it will be more common to use Fortran compilers in
> correlation to the toolset= option. This makes gfortran a part of the gcc
> toolset. It also makes ifort be used as a part of the Intel suite (at least
> on intel-linux--I don't have Intel compilers on windows).
> By keeping the Fortran compiler a part of the suite, the Boost.Build user
> does not need to do any complex module loading just to compile Fortran code.
> Furthermore, the Boost.Build user does not need to do any complicated jam code
> to switch between compilers depending on the toolset= option.
> The group I am with works routinely on systems with several compilers with
> diverse configuration (think large HPC machines-->1000 processors). We
> routinely need to test our code as compiled by several different toolsets.
> By adopting the changes included in these patches, Fortran compilation
> becomes much more seamless. Perhaps the complicated module loading should be
> reserved for those that really want to use Fortran compiler X with toolset=Y.
> If I remember right, the Portland Group Fortran compiler IS a part of the
> PGI toolset.
> Intel-Linux fix:
> 1. Improves the usage of the Intel toolset (on Linux at least) by honoring
> USER_OPTIONS for compiling and linking.
> 2. Adds an <optimization>speed option
> I hope that this can be incorporated into the distribution--it will certainly
> help my efforts to use Boost.Build on the language-diverse numerical software
> that I work on.

Hi Spencer,

thanks for the patches! I have now checked in both of them.

- Volodya

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