Microsoft KB Archive/104859
PSS ID Number: 104859
Article Last Modified on 3/24/2000
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation for MS-DOS 1.0
This article was previously published under Q104859
Using the undocumented compiler option /4I2 or the equivalent undocumented metacommand $STORAGE:2 will:
- Miscalculate integer array sizes for DATA statements
- Interpret explicitly declared INTEGER*4 variables as INTEGER*2
The compiler option /4I2 and the metacommand $STORAGE:2 are not intended to be used with this compiler. They are not documented for the same reason. However, any erroneous behavior may be avoided by replacing every instance of "integer " with "integer*2 " and declaring
implicit integer*2 (i-n)
at the very beginning of each subroutine.
It is necessary to replace every instance of "integer " with "integer*2 " because explicit integer declarations are treated as integer*4.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FORTRAN PowerStation for MS-DOS version 1.0. This problem has been resolved with FORTRAN PowerStation maintenance release version 1.0a for MS-DOS.
Sample Code 1
C Compile options needed: none (or comment out line 1 and use: /4I2) $storage:2 integer iunit(3) data iunit/100,10,1/ print*, iunit end C This will generate the following error: C F2408: IUNIT : DATA : too few constants to initialize item
Sample Code 2
C Compile options needed: none (or comment out line 1 and use: /4I2) $storage:2 integer*4 i,j j = 30000 i = j*j print*, i,j end C When run, this will give the following wrong result: C -5888 30000 C instead of the following correct result: C 900000000 30000
FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0 can be differentiated from the maintenance release version 1.0a by invoking the linker. Typing link32 | more from \F32\BIN directory will show version 2.8 for FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0, and it will show version 1.0f for the maintenance release version 1.0a.
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