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== Attaching the compiler framework ==
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[[Category:User Documentation]]
To attach the GNU Fortran 77 Compiler (G77) the following steps are required:
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Presently Code::Blocks IDE has support not only for C/C++ but for Fortran also. Features of Code::Blocks useful for Fortran:
* Make a copy of the GNU GCC compiler
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* Editor with syntax highlighting for fixed and free Fortran source code
- Goto menu "Settings" -> "Compiler"
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* Support for GFortran and PGI Fortran compilers. Other Fortran compilers can be added by users too. “Support for compiler” means: (a) the graphical interface for the options of the compiler and (b) catching of compilation errors and warnings and jumping to the corresponding code line
- Select the "GNU GCC Compiler", click the "Copy Button"
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* During the compilation Code::Blocks cares about the dependencies between Fortran files in the project (it is important when Fortran modules are used)
- Save the copy e.g. under "GNU G77 Compiler"
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* Symbol browser with program units and variables defined in Fortran files
* Setup the compiler as following:
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* Code-completion
- The path etc. should be as of the GCC Compiler. If this has been setup correctly, no changes are required. Otherwise refer to the setup of the GNU GCC compiler.
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* Call-tips
- Change under the "Programs" tab: "C compiler" =  "g77.exe", "Linker for dynamic libs": "g77.exe"
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* and some more.
- In the "Linker" tab add "-lg2c" (and "-lstdc++" if you have mixed Fortran/C++ projects) under "Other linker options".
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* Important: Make sure the path environment is setup to really point a path that contains the Fortran compiler suite. C::B with MinGW does '''NOT''' include the Fortran compiler. You may download the compiler under [http:://www.mingw.org MinGW webpage]. "gcc-g77-3.4.2-20040916-1.tar.gz" is the name of the package I expect you want.
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== Adding new Fortran file type ==
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Most of the functionality useful for Fortran is implemented through FortranProject plugin. More information about the use of Code::Blocks with Fortran can be found on [http://cbfortran.sourceforge.net/ cbfortran page].
It makes sense to add a new "Fortran Sources" filetype to have the Fortran source code files being seperated. Steps to do so:
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* Goto menu "Project" -> "Project tree" -> "Edit file types categories"
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* Click on "Add" to add a new type of files
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* Select "Fortran Sources" as group name
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* Enter the following in the file-mask (without quotation marks): "*.f;*.f77;*.cmn;*.inc;"
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* Click OK to close the dialog.
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For your interest: "*.f;*.f77" are normally the default extensions for source code files, "*.cmn" is the extension for Fortran common-blocks and "*.inc" if often used as include file with e.g. variable declarations.
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== Setting up Fortran projects ==
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== See also ==
To work with Fortran files, do the following:
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* [[Fortran Project plugin]] - Fortran code completion and symbol browser.
Add a (new) file to the project, saved as "your_fortran_file.f". Verify it's recognised as "Fortran Sources" file type. If not verify you have done the steps above correctly. To enable compiling the project which includes Fortran files follow these steps:
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* Right click on the project, select "Build options" and make sure you have selected the "GNU G77 compiler" (see steps above).
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* Right click on the "your_fortran_file.f" file and select "Properties".
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- Enable "Compile file" and "Link file".
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- Under the "Advanced" tab enter "CC" as compiler variable
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* Compile the project, it should work by now.
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== Troubleshooting ==
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For troubleshooting enable the "Full command line" Under menu "Settings" -> "Compiler" -> "Other" tab, "Compiler logging". If you see that still the gcc compiler is invoked, make sure you setup the right compiler in the build options for your project '''AND''' your target (e.g. "default").
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Latest revision as of 20:03, 10 May 2016

Presently Code::Blocks IDE has support not only for C/C++ but for Fortran also. Features of Code::Blocks useful for Fortran:

  • Editor with syntax highlighting for fixed and free Fortran source code
  • Support for GFortran and PGI Fortran compilers. Other Fortran compilers can be added by users too. “Support for compiler” means: (a) the graphical interface for the options of the compiler and (b) catching of compilation errors and warnings and jumping to the corresponding code line
  • During the compilation Code::Blocks cares about the dependencies between Fortran files in the project (it is important when Fortran modules are used)
  • Symbol browser with program units and variables defined in Fortran files
  • Code-completion
  • Call-tips
  • and some more.

Most of the functionality useful for Fortran is implemented through FortranProject plugin. More information about the use of Code::Blocks with Fortran can be found on cbfortran page.

See also