We're anticipating the merging of Intel's Fortran compiler with CVF into a new compiler product due out sometime this year. Is there a name for this product yet, Intel Visual Fortran (IVF), perhaps?
If I remember correctly, Compaq promised Microsoft during the creation of CVF that CVF would support and run PowerStation FORTRAN programs. That was part of the deal that allowed Compaq to use the Developer Studio IDE for CVF.
Will IVF compile and run working code originally produced with CVF without any changes? Will IVF programs be able to successfully call and run CVF EXEs, DLLs, and the like? Will IVF support CVF compiler switches? Will IVF still support PowerStation FORTRAN programs and syntax?
People have been asking about using CVF and IVF with Visual Studio .NET, but what about Visual Studio 6 (VS6)? Will we be able to use IVF with VS6 like we currently do with CVF?
Will the initial release of IVF install like a CVF update so that we don't have to uninstall CVF first, or will IVF and CVF be able to coexist on the same computer?
How long will Intel (or will it be Compaq?) support CVF? Are any more CVF updates planned before IVF becomes available?
Will Intel provide a discounted upgrade path for CVF users to move to IVF?
There are a lot of calling standard issues to consider when doing mixed-language programming. Will these change a lot with IVF?
I've tried not to repeat questions that I've already seen asked in this forum, but I apologize if I did.