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Re: Status of fpp

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fpp is still part of the Sun Studio software release that includes the 
C, C++, and Fortran compilers and tools

Man page:
http://developers.sun.com/sunstudio/documentation/ss12/mr/man1/fpp.1.html



Bill Long wrote:
> I generally recommend not using cpp or any of the fpp variants for 
> manually preprocessing Fortran source files.  Compilers will typically 
> do the preprocessing for you, triggered by the form of the file name 
> or a compiler option.  The method employed will have been tested with 
> the compiler and be more likely to work correctly. In the case of the 
> Cray compiler, preprocessing is all done internally.  Others may use 
> some external program like fpp.  It's more general / portable to let 
> the compiler make that choice for you.
>
> Cheers,
> Bill
>
>
> Neil N. Carlson wrote:
>> I'm looking into reworking a build system that currently uses cpp for
>> preprocessing the source code and am considering fpp as a replacement.
>> What is the status of fpp?  Was there ever an official technical report
>> from the standards committee that described fpp?  I remember that the
>> original fpp originated from Sun, and now most Fortran compilers seem
>> to come with something called "fpp", but I wonder how equivalent they
>> are.  Is there a common code base for fpp that the vendors are sharing?
>> I recall Sun's intent to release the source code for fpp, but don't
>> remember it ever happening.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>   Neil
>>
>>   
>

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