Re: Compaq Visual Fortran discontinued: upgrade to Intel Visual Fortran?
- From: "Mr Hrundi V Bakshi" <mrhrundivbakshi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 03:18:54 -0500
"kia" <kia@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> NN wrote:
> > I use the latest version of Compaq Visual Fortran on a Windows system.
> > development is being discontinued as of the end of this year. They
> > upgrade to Intel Visual Fortran 9.0. Any thoughts on whether this is
> > advisable/desirable/necessary would be highly appreciated.
> In a nutshell, it's a big unqualified *NO* on all there counts. You
> could spend few moments reviewing posts from Intel's Houdini (curiously
> absent in this thread) who has been trying endlessly to disguise this
> deadbeat compiler with a Microsoft Visual coat, but in small print he
> advised as follows:
> "This product does NOT include an integrated development environment
> (IDE), that is, a graphical developer, editor, debugger. This compiler
> is a plug-in to an existing Microsoft C++ .NET or Visual Studio .NET
> environment. If you do NOT own the Microsoft.NET environment then this
> product will function as a command line compiler ONLY."
Me Hrundi. Ce?. What? Si. Ce? Si, ce, what? Si. Ce, si, what? Si. ....
Enough of ce?
This is the current score:
For IVF 2003, ADDITIONALLY pay Microsoft ~$90 for MVC standard. (for the
IDE and a nonoptimizing MVC compiler on a par with IVF). With IVF 2005 (if
and when it's available) ADDITIONALLY pay Microsoft ~$300 to lend life to
IVF and its multitude of flaws.
Even money that the serb is first taker!
"As a native of the snow belt of upstate New York, I too claim the feisty
independence of the Northerner. I was raised, I like to say, breathing
cold, clear Canadian air." Camille Paglia.
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