[tex-live] Fortran and Pascal sources

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Oct 4 15:03:13 CEST 2010

I cannot (and would not) speak for the TeX Live team,
but as a TeX Live user I would infinitely prefer something
in "real" Fortran or Pascal than something that requires
C in any shape or form.

Philip Taylor
Bob Tennent wrote:
> Hi. I'm preparing CTAN distributions of two packages, hoping to get
> them into texlive. The packages have Fortran and Pascal source files.
> (I'm not the developer of either.) One can build the executables
> either directly (using g77 or FreePascal, respectively), or indirectly
> (using f2c or p2c, respectively, followed by gcc). Does texlive have a
> preference? Or are both feasible/infeasible? Note that the f2c route for
> Fortran would require the availability of libf2c at link time, even if
> the translation were done a priori.
> Bob T.

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