Hewlett-Packard
Read Before Installing or Using HP Fortran Version 8.0 for
OpenVMS Alpha Systems
October 2005
This letter explains the Version 8.0 release of HP Fortran for
OpenVMS Alpha systems.
Product Packaging Information
HP Fortran Version 8.0 for OpenVMS Alpha Systems includes the HP
Fortran compiler, the HP Fortran 77 compiler, and their shared
components (such as the HP Fortran run-time library system and
the FORSYSDEF.TLB library). The Compaq Extended Math Library
(CXML) is an optional component.
Both HP Fortran Version 8.0 compilers recognize the Product
Authorization Key (PAK) for either HP Fortran or HP Fortran 77.
For example, if you have an HP Fortran 77 PAK, you can begin
using the HP Fortran compiler. If you install both compilers,
the command names are:
o HP Fortran: the FORTRAN (or F90) command
o HP Fortran 77: the FORTRAN command with the /OLD_F77 quali-
fier
While HP Fortran 77 currently supports a very few legacy com-
patibility features not yet supported by HP Fortran, HP Fortran
supports nearly all HP Fortran 77 extensions. For more infor-
mation, see the compatibility appendix in the HP Fortran for
OpenVMS User Manual.
Installation Information
For installation information, see the HP Fortran for OpenVMS
Alpha Systems Installation Guide in your kit.
Release Notes
The HP Fortran release notes contain a summary of new fea-
tures, known problems, restrictions, incompatibilities, and
installation-related instructions.
To read the release notes before installing HP Fortran, follow
the instructions in the HP Fortran for OpenVMS Alpha Systems
Installation Guide.
HP Fortran and CXML Web Pages
For information about all of HP's Fortran compilers, see this
web page:
http://www.hp.com/go/fortran
For information about CXML, see this page:
http://www.hp.com/techservers/software/cxml.html