Microsoft KB Archive/105937
Article ID: 105937
Article Last Modified on 10/2/2003
- Microsoft FORTRAN PowerStation 1.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Fortran PowerStation 1.0a for MS-DOS
This article was previously published under Q105937
Compiling valid ANSI 77 FORTRAN code that contains character functions with the /4Ys compiler option or $STRICT metacommand incorrectly generates an F2368 error message.
A possible workaround is to use Microsoft FORTRAN compiler version 5.0 or 5.1 to check for ANSI conformance. Avoiding /4Ys or $STRICT for problematic cases is also a workaround.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0. This problem has been resolved with FORTRAN PowerStation maintenance release version 1.0a for MS-DOS.
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.
The following sample code demonstrates the problem in version 1.00:
C Compile options needed: /4Ys or have $STRICT metacommand in the code character*1 function test test = 'test' end C When compiled with /4Ys, the above code causes: C error F2368: 0000slen : truncated to 6 characters
Additional query words: 1.00 buglist1.00 fixlist1.00a
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