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This macro figures out if extra Fortran compiler flags are required in order to use the Fortran linker to link programs where the main() function is defined via C (or other language). On some systems, notably the Alpha with Compaq compilers, the Fortran libraries have their own main() function which must be disabled.

Runs ACTION-IF-SUCCEED if successful, and ACTION-IF-FAIL if not. Defines the output variable F77_CMAIN_FFLAGS to any discovered flags. (If ACTION-IF-FAIL is not specified, defaults to halting with an error.)

This macro is especially useful in conjunction with automake, since by default automake uses $F77 to link programs mixing C and Fortran, leading to a link error on some systems. In this case, you should set the FFLAGS for that program to include F77_CMAIN_FFLAGS.

Source Code

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Copyright © 2008 Steven G. Johnson

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