IBM FORTRAN 8087 support was Re: Is MSX on topic?
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 30 15:37:29 CDT 2007
--- Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
> I wrote the 8087 support for the IBM Fortran
> compiler (actually a set of
> library routines) to prove to IBM management that
> there was benefit to
> having the 8087 as an option (they actually wanted
> to remove the
> socket). And they needed something that would
> actually *use* the 8087.
> > OK, there necver was an 80289 (or whatever), hut
> you can bet Intel would
> > have made one if there'd been a demand (read : It
> would have gone into
> > the IBM PC/AT).
Hi. Yes an old post, but what prompted me was the
recent thread on FORTRAN compilers. Which IBM compiler
are we talking about? I do believe there were actually
2 IBM branded versions, one by M$ of course, and the
other (dubbed IBM Professional FORTRAN 1.0) was by
Ryan-McFarland, said to be a truly F77 compliant
implementation, unlike M$'s. At least by one MIT
graduate who used it, and also by it's said manual. Or
if IIRC "to the best of IBM's ability to understand
the spec" ;).
I was just curious :)
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