I wanted to know how CVF compares with other fortran 77/90/95 compilers as LAHEYs or ABSOFT in terms of quality of the compiler itself, support and updates. I have read polihedron comparisons but they do not get to a conclusion, just make interesting comparisons but without a final opinion and feedback from users. My idea is laheys compiler (LF95) is best than competitors in terms of diagnosis and support, and CVF could be best for developing windows programs but is that true?, and what about other features?. Compaq Visual Fortran at least is much more friendly and comfortable to use. I wanted to ask users for a recomendation for which compiler to choose and WHY when working under windows 98 and use code that is also developed in unix platforms as alpha or sun, and creating windows would not be a primary task.
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