Microsoft KB Archive/108285

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PSS ID Number: 108285

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 Q108285


A program, compiled with the /Op option that contains double precision COMPLEX arithmetic may produce only a single precision result.


When optimizing for precision, the compiler always stores intermediate results of equations in memory locations rather than leaving the results on the coprocessor stack. The problem occurs because the COMPLEX*16 intermediate results are incorrectly stored in 8-byte memory locations.


Do not compile routines that perform COMPLEX*16 arithmetic with /Op.


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.


The following sample demonstrates the problem under FORTRAN PowerStation 1.0 when compiled with /Op:

Sample Code

c Compile options required: /Op
      COMPLEX*16 A,B,C
      REAL*8     D,E,F
      DATA A / (1.d0,0.d0) / 
      DATA B / (.3d0,0.d0) / 

      C = A/B
      D = REAL(A)
      E = REAL(B)
      F = D/E
      PRINT *,'C=',C
      PRINT *,'F=',F

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