Hewlett Packard Corporation
Read Before Installing or Using HP Fortran Version 8.2 for
OpenVMS Alpha Systems
October 2007
This letter explains the Version 8.2 release of HP Fortran
for OpenVMS Alpha systems.
Product Packaging Information
HP Fortran Version 8.2 for OpenVMS Alpha Systems includes the
HP Fortran compiler, the HP Fortran 77 compiler and their
shared components (such as the FORSYSDEF.TLB library). The
Compaq Extended Math Library (CXML) is an optional component.
Both HP Fortran Version 8.2 compilers recognize the Product
Authorization Key (PAK) for either HP Fortran or HP Fortran 77.
For example, if you have a 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 qualifier
While HP Fortran 77 currently supports a very few legacy compatibility
features not yet supported by HP Fortran, HP Fortran supports nearly
all HP Fortran 77 extensions. For more information, 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 features,
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