Microsoft KB Archive/100377

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Article ID: 100377

Article Last Modified on 10/17/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Fortran PowerStation 1.0a for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation 32



This article was previously published under Q100377

SYMPTOMS

An attempt to compile an application fails and Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0 for MS-DOS displays the following message:

fatal error F1001: INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR
(compiler file '@(#)confold.c:1.144', line 253)
Contact Microsoft Product Support Services

FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0a for MS-DOS displays the following error message:

fatal error F1001: INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR
(compiler file '@(#)confold.c:1.144', line 254)
Contact Microsoft Product Support Services

CAUSE

The command line specifies the /Ox optimization and the code contains an expression that computes a negative integer power of a constant integer or of an integer expression. The error above occurs when the compiler processes the unary minus operator in an integer exponentiation expression.

RESOLUTION

There are two methods to work around this problem:

  • Modify the compiler command line to specify the /Oxp compiler option switch.
  • Modify the source code to remove the unary minus operator from integer expressions used as exponents. Assign the exponent to a temporary variable and negate the value. Then specify the temporary as the exponent.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was fixed in FORTRAN PowerStation 32, version 4.0.

MORE INFORMATION

The following sample code demonstrates this problem:

Sample Code #1

c Compiler options needed: /Ox

      program test
      integer j
      real    x

      j = 1
      x = 2**(-j)
      print *, x
      end
                

The following sample code demonstrates one method to work around this problem:

Sample Code #2

c Compile options needed: /Ox

      program test
      integer j
      real    x

      j = 1
      j = -j      ! Negation occurs here.
      x = 2**(j)
      print *, x
      end
                


Additional query words: 1.00 1.00a

Keywords: kberrmsg kbbug kbfix kbcompiler KB100377