XL Fortran for AIX 8.1

Language Reference

Chapter 1. Introduction to XL Fortran for AIX

This chapter describes:

This book describes Version 8.1 of the XL Fortran compiler. Fortran (FORmula TRANslation) is a high-level programming language primarily designed for applications involving numeric computations. It is suitable for most scientific, engineering, and mathematical applications.

XL Fortran is an implementation of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for Fortran 95, equivalent to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for Fortran 95. XL Fortran also implements other selected industry standards. See Standards Documents.

The User's Guide discusses how to compile, link, and run programs written for XL Fortran. See Related Documentation for other information.

Tool Tip

You can use the /usr/bin/idebug command for debugging. This command launches the IBM(R) Distributed Debugger.

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