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Modern Fortran in Practice by Arjen Markus

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Appendix A

Tools for Development and Maintenance

Nowadays there are myriad tools to select from if you develop and maintain software. Much is open source, but there are also many commercial tools available. The development and maintenance tools include:

  • Compilers, linkers, and interactive debuggers
  • Build tools to automatically compile the source code in the right order
  • Integrated development environments
  • Tools for static and dynamic analysis
  • Version control systems
  • Tools for source code documentation

This appendix describes some uses of these tools, but it does not provide a complete overview.

A.1 The Compiler

Since the Fortran 90 standard, the language has gained features that make it easier for the compiler to perform static and dynamic analysis: ...

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