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Microsoft KB Archive/106563

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PSS ID Number: 106563

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 Q106563


Mixing COMPLEX*16 and COMPLEX*8 variables in an expression using the unary minus can give the wrong result.


Do not use a unary minus in a mixed COMPLEX expression. Make the minus a binary operator by subtracting the mixed COMPLEX expression from zero.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FORTRAN PowerStation version 1.0 for MS-DOS. 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.

When the following sample code is run, the correct result will be displayed first:

Sample Code

C No compiler options required
        COMPLEX*16 CVAR2
        CVAR1 = CMPLX(100,0)
        CVAR2 = DCMPLX(100,0)
        RESLT1 = 0 - CVAR1 * CVAR2   ! right result (binary -)
        RESLT2 =  - CVAR1 * CVAR2    ! wrong result (unary -)
        WRITE(*,*) RESLT1,RESLT2

Additional query words: 1.00 buglist1.00 fixlist1.00a

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Technology: kbAudDeveloper kbFORTRANPower100DOS kbFortranSearch kbZNotKeyword3